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Meet the Team

Conor Dye

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Conor is an award-nominated freelance producer and writer. He specialises in new musical theatre and comedy, focusing on LGBTQIA+ stories. He studied for a Diploma in Creative Producing from the Chris Grady Organisation in 2023.


Conor is a member of the
Finance & Fundraising Board for
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.
Outside of Lost Tapir, Conor works as part of Le Gasp Productions, developing new musicals such as the Offie-Nominated ‘JULIE: The Musical’.

Most recent theatre credits include: 

Newfound Hope Show (Adelphi Theatre, 2023), JULIE: The Musical (UK Tour, 2023), Agatha (Theatre503, 2023), Nul Points! (Union Theatre, 2023),
My Sister is Missing (The Other Palace, 2022), Crash & Land (Canal Café Theatre, 2022), Deadline (Waterstones, 2019).

Screen credits include: Aetherium (2023), 7 Minutes in Heaven (Web-Series, 2021).

Outside of his creative work, Conor enjoys playing novice-level piano, Jim Butcher novels, and unironically loves the film Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Emily Dickson

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Emily is currently the General Manager of Theatre503. She has worked primarily in production and stage management. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a distinction in Collaborative Theatre Production and Design. She loves creating ambitious, inclusive and exciting new work. 


Most recent credits include:
Splintered (Soho Theatre),
No Man’s Island (The Big House),
Stray Dogs (Theatre503),
My Brother’s Keepe
r (Theatre503), CASHMONEY NOW! (The Big House),
1797: The Mariner’s Revenge (HistoryRiot), run, Rabbit, run (National Tour), IONA Aerial Shows (P&O Cruises) and Mosquitoes (OVO Theatre).

 Production management credits include: Paper Cut (Park Theatre), No Man’s Island (The Big House), Splintered (Soho Theatre), Stray Dogs (Theatre503), My Brother’s Keeper (Theatre503), CASHMONEY NOW! (The Big House), run, Rabbit, run (UK Tour), and Crash and Land (Canal Café Theatre).

Stage management credits include:
1797: The Mariner’s Revenge (HistoryRiot), IONA Aerial Shows (P&O Cruises) and Mosquitoes (OVO Theatre)

When she isn’t working, Emily enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, and is an (eternally suffering) Tottenham Hotspurs supporter.

Jonny Brace

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Jonny is an award-nominated writer and actor. He from the MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2021. 


His writing credits include: That’s Ace (King’s Head Theatre & Vault Festival – 2023), PlantGays [co-written]
(Tour: London & Devon – 2023),
My Beautiful Distraction (Barons Court Theatre – 2022), 7 Minutes in Heaven (Web-Series, Lost Tapir Productions – 2021) and What You Do With It – A Talking Heads Monologue (Online, Up ‘Ere Productions – 2020).

That’s Ace was nominated for the Origins Award at VAULT Festival 2023, London Pub Theatre Standing Ovation Award, and an OffFest and OffComm Award. His play Love and Other Tax Avoidance Schemes made the BOLD Playwrights Longlist in 2022.


His theatre acting credits include:
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime (Bedford Corn Exchange), Plant Gays (Tour, 2023), Last Sales Conference of the Apocalypse (Waterloo East Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Regional Tour) and The Great Fire of London (Regional Tour). 


His screen credits include: The Paranoid (2023), The Lonesome Cowboy (2023), Sniper (2023), Invisible Girl (2021) and 7 Minutes in Heaven (2021).


Outside his work, Jonny is a massive Whovian, lover of musicals and is also a Pointless Champion (no seriously, the episode is on iPlayer)!

How it all began

Lost Tapir Productions was formed by three friends who always talked about working together again but never seemed to make it happen. Until they did! Over a cooked breakfast at a greasy spoon café, the trio discussed what was to be their first project: 7 Minutes in Heaven (2021).
From there, the company has since expanded as they move to tackle new ventures across theatre and film! And the rest, as they say, is history.

What we do

Lost Tapir Productions is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary company that strives to produce both Film and Stage Productions, with an emphasis on narrative storytelling and comedy. Each of the Core Team has a wealth of experience, and are working in collaboration with one another to create more of what they love to see in creative spaces; projects that explore topics such as a mental health, LGBTQ+ representation, and existentialism while still retaining an element of fun.

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