DIRECTOR OF THE BULL THEATRE
Susi Earnshaw LRAM, LWCMD, LLAM, IPA
Susi Earnshaw is a former actress, Journalist, Theatrical agent and founder of the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School. She gained her LLAM teaching qualification and then trained as an actress at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
After completing her training she worked as a professional actress, a Features Editor for her local paper and became an assistant to the West End theatrical agent Rolf Kruger.
However it was the birth of Susi’s first son in 1989, which inspired her to form her Saturday morning theatre school combined with a Children’s Theatrical Agency. The school began to flourish and in 1999 Susi began her journey as an independent school with only five children in a church hall in Whetstone, North London. Now based in the heart of Barnet, the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School remains a beloved pillar of the community. The school continues to nurture, educate, inspire and bring joy to the local residents through the medium of theatre.
Susi was a foster carer for Barnet Council for fourteen years. She formed the charity "Dare to Dream Performers" which funded many underprivileged children to have access to performing arts training. The charity changed its name to The Bull Theatre when she moved her school into the venue.
Susi is a trustee of the Barnet Borough Arts Council, which has its base in the theatre building. The BBAC brings together over 100 arts individuals and organisations across the borough of Barnet and is responsible for organising the annual Theatre in the Park programme, which brings high quality professional theatre to family audiences in Oak Hill Park, East Barnet, every August. The organization also arranges the annual Barnet Christmas Fayre, which happens on the first Sunday in December, and promotes local artists, performers, businesses and charities, bringing around 17,000 footfall to the High Street. Susi is also a trustee of the Barnet Guild of Artists.