I divide my time between being the Artistic Director of the Liontamers Theatre Company, freelance directing projects and delivering workshops and coaching sessions to groups and individuals.


My approach as a Theatre Director is to nurture actors creative process' with a general focus on developing text through performance leading to a pursuit of truthfulness in production.

Removed And Destroyed
by Matthew Gabrielli
Directed by Karl Barnsley

by Michelle Ashton


Directed by Karl Barnsley

Removed and Destroyed is the debut play from Liverpool Everyman alumni Matthew Gabrielli. This play premiered at the Kings Arms Theatre, Salford in May 2014 recieving critical aclaim and a five star review.


For more information including a look at some of the amazing reviews this play received then hop over to the Liontamers website


FINE premiered at the 2011 Manchester Not Part Of Festival at the Lass O'Gowrie where it earned its first four star review.


In the Autumn of 2012 FINE travelled to Londons Giant Olive Theatre (The Lion and Unicorn) gaining another four stars with glowing praise for all involved.


Reviews can be read here.


For Photos check the gallery.

In Pursuit Of Oblivion

by Robert Pegg


Directed by Karl Barnsley

In Pursuit Of Oblivion was the debut play for the Lion Tamers Theatre Company, of which Karl is the Artistic Director.

This play visited Hebden Bridge Little Theatre and Darwen Library Theatre for a small North West tour.


Reviews can be read here.


For photos check the gallery


© 2017 by Karl Barnsley

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