Karl Barnsley

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015 "raw, original, intelligent, disturbing theatre."
Andrew Haydon
postcardsgods.blogspot.de
2014Both Gabrielli and Director Karl Barnsley have produced a masterful piece of theatre.
Rob Gemmell
lancashirelife.co.uk
2014Director Karl Barnsley should be applauded for bringing out the best from this very stimulating and pertinent script.
Jamie Gaskin
thepublicreviews.com
20145 Stars: The positioning of characters and the perfectly-rehearsed physical attack scene were both intriguing and exciting to watch.
Christopher Graham
theatrepundit.blogspot.co.uk
2013Karl Barnsley's outstanding direction enables each of the cast to have their moment.
Rob Gemmell
lancashire.greatbritishlife.co.uk
2012Impressive finesse and credibility - thanks in no small part to Karl Barnsley's sensitive direction.
Katy Darby
onestoparts.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
George McMahon
Jendagi Productions
Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
2017CSM
Theatre
The Jury
Marc Day
Millfield Theatre
Tour
2017ASM
Theatre
Midsummer Nights Dream
Caroline Clegg
Feelgood Theatre Productions
Heaton Park, Manchester
2016 - 2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Cinderellla
David McNeill
PHA Productions
Leeds Carriageworks
2016Show Manager/Technician
Other
Manfords Comedy ClubManfords Comedy Club
Various North West
2016Director
Theatre
Don't Blame The Bankers Stupid (Rehearsed Reading)
Karl Barnsley
Serafina Salvador
The Cockpit Theatre
2016Stage Manager
Theatre
Fen
Martin Gibbons
Academy of Live And Recorded Arts
Mill at the Pier
2016Director
Theatre
Directing Hamlet
Karl Barnsley
The Liontamers Theatre Company
North West Tour
2015 - 2016Company Stage Manager (On The Book)
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Richard Cheshire
Paul Holman Associates
Marina Theatre Lowestoft
2015Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
Last of The Red Hot Lovers
Jonathan Cross
Marches Theatre Company
The Wightman Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
Better Brutality Than BoredomRampant
Antwerp Mansion
2014 - 2015ASM
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkImagine Theatre Company
Victoria Theatre Halifax
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Away From HomeHartshorn Hook
Assembly- The Box
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Blues BrothersHartshorn Hook
C-Venues Edinburgh
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Rat PackHartshorn Hook
C-Venues Edinburgh
2014Show Operator
Theatre
Away From HomeHartshorn Hook
Hull Truck Theatre Studio
2014Director
Tour
Removed and DestroyedThe Liontamers Theatre Company
The Kings Arms Theatre + NW Tour
2014Director
Theatre
The Mighty Reservoir (Rehearsed Reading)Rampant Plays
The Castle Hotel
2013 - 2014Stage/Technical Manager
Theatre
Pantomime Season (VariousPendle Productions
2013 - 2014General Technician
Theatre
Various (ongoing)Kings Arms Theatre
Kings Arms Theatre, Salford
2013Technician
Theatre
We CoolCharles Booth
2013LX Operator
Theatre
Single Married GirlTasty Monster Productions
The Space UK (North Bridge) Edinburgh
2013Zone Manager
Theatre
2.8 Hours Later Asylum LeedsSling Shot
2013Box Office Assistant
Other
2.8 Hours Later Asylum ManchesterSling Shot
2013Director
Theatre
24 Hour Plays FestivalProject Korova
Korova Arts Bar and Cafe
2013Director
Tour
In Pursuit Of OblivionThe Lion Tamers Theatre Company
Tour: Hebden Bridge + Darwen Library Theatre
2012ASM
Theatre
Snow White and the Seven DwarvesPMA Productions
Darwen Library Theatre
2012DSM
Tour
Snow White and the Seven DwarvesPMA Productions
2012Director
Theatre
I'm So Lucky He Married MePlanet Rabbit Productions
Partington Playhouse
2012Director
Theatre
FineMessy Dress Productions
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre (London), Three Minute Theatre (Manchester)
2012Zone Manager
Other
2.8 Hours LaterSling Shot
2012Director
Theatre
Minted (for Rampant)The Lion Tamers Theatre Company (In association with Rampant Events)
The Black Lion Salford
2012Technical Supervisor
Other
Magic and Mentalism FestivalKings Arms Salford
Kings Arms Salford (Upstairs)
2011Director
Theatre
FineMessy Dress Productions
2010 - 2011Performer
Theatre
Silly CowUniversity of Cumbria
The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
2010Performer/Admin/Set builder
Theatre
The Dumb WaiterFresh Motion Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2011DramaUniversity of Cumbria

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    ChamSys (PC)

    Additional Skills

    Clean Driving license (LGV Class2)

    Technical knowledge of LX and SFX

    Emergency First Aid at Work.

    Referees

    Brian Hook- Hartshorn Hook Productions

    About me

    With an all round knowledge of theatre I have built up a strong level of theatre experience in the past couple of years.I am developing a fine collection of Directing credits along with some excellent reviews but wanting to take my work to an ever higher level.

    As well as this I am developing a sound level of experience in Stage Management capable of working on a vast range of shows from No 1 Venues to small studio and site specific.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Immersive Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Pantomime
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • HGV / Commercial Driver's License

    Professional Recommendations

    Katie Balmforth Assistant Stage Manager

    Karl was approachable, committed and enthusiastic whilst working with him on 2.8 Hours Later in Manchester. He spoke very fondly of his work and achievements which are more than impressive.