UK based theatre writer and director, working as a writer for performance since 1973 when he co-founded Lumiere & Son Theatre Company with director Hilary Westlake. Since 1989 Gale as also been a freelance journalist on arts, performance and techno-cultural issues. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Icon [USA], Time Out, GQ, New Scientist and The First Post (online). He was Contributing Editor at GQ from 1994–96. Writing and presenting radio documentaries for BBC Radio 3 & 4. Documentary scripts for Channel 4 TV.
Gale was also a friend and associate, since the early 1960s of designers Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey 'Po' Powell.