Actor

Susanne trained in Swansea and with the Academy of Creative Training (Brighton). She has also undertaken bespoke training and coaching with various professional directors, musical directors and acting coaches, including Britt Forsberg and training in one person shows with Jonathan Brown.

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Hilda Massie in “Neighbourhood Watch”

Barn Theatre, Southwick, Brighton, June 2019, produced by Wick Theatre Company

Also: publicity and promotion

Promotional Teaser Trailer

Feedback:

NODA:  “A very well put together production which proudly displayed the hard work involved by all.”

“comedy is all about timing and delivery and every actor accomplished this with aplomb”

“The chemistry between all was excellent”

“All the cast gave exceptional performances”

Brighton Argus 4 stars “Susanne Crosby is successful with Hilda’s transition from godliness to ruthless, vindictive manipulator”

Shoreham Herald “a winner for facial expressions is the excellent Susanne Crosby as Hilda Massie. It’s a shame her brilliant, and extremely important, opening speech was spoiled yesterday evening by people arriving late and loudly taking their seats in the front row.” 

Audience Feedback

“Fantastic show with fantastic actors well done”

“fabulous”     “awesome”    “fantastic”    “‘tea first, then war’!! fabulous… loved it”    “brill”    “What brilliance!”    “fantastic actors”

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Chris in “Waiting for Curry”

Also Writer, Director, Designer, Producer.

Kings Head Theatre, London, January 2019, produced by Twilight Theatre – click here for more info

Following the success of “Waiting for Curry” in the Brighton Fringe (see below) the Kings Head Theatre invited Twilight Theatre to perform it there for two nights. The audience responses were fabulous.

Feedback:

“it’s like the Peep Show meets Pinter, without the pauses.”

“Loved it!”

“beautifully performed”

“You recognise yourself in the characters”

“Fantastic writing”

“a wonderfully honest, comical and loveable script, performed by an amazing group of actors”

“brilliant!”

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Madame Raquin in “Therese Raquin”

Directed by Dan Dryer, Barn Theatre, Southwick, Brighton, December 2018, produced by Wick Theatre Company

Feedback:

Excerpt from the NODA Review: “the ageing up face paint was so realistic it took me a little while to realise it was the much younger, glamorous Susanne Crosby… Susanne Crosby inhabited the character of Madame Raquin making her both dominating but also likeable. Her body language made you almost feel the aches and pains in her legs. Her pièce de résistance was a convincing portrayal of paralysis and her twisted smile of victory at the end.” Read the full review here

Excerpt from the Shoreham Herald Review: “Susanne Crosby as Madame Raquin has a tough job, starting off strident and ending up, well, the very opposite.” Full review

Audience Feedback:     

“Suse Crosby was wow amazing!”    “your face at the end of the play is genius”       “Stunning performances from all of you and I loved how much you could say with just your eyes!”      “Suse you were utterly superb”

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Antonio in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Directed by Dan Dryer, Barn Theatre, Southwick, Brighton, June 2018, produced by Wick Theatre Company

Feedback:

Shoreham Herald Review Excerpt “none of the performances could be faulted and everyone handled Shakespeare’s text really well”

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Chris in “Waiting for Curry”

Also Writer, Director, Designer, Producer.

Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton, May 2018, produced by Twilight Theatre – click here for more info

Director and Cast Interview on Meridian FM

Feedback:

Fringe Review: Highly Recommended Show  “We’re exposed to Chris’s anxieties first, Crosby herself superbly conveying an insecure, prickly not entirely sympathetic character.”

James Roy on Meridian FM’s review 5 stars Review 

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Ellen Casey in “Disappeared”

Directed by Guy Steddon, Barn Theatre, Southwick, Brighton, April 2018, produced by Wick Theatre Company

Photos by Miles Davies

Feedback:

Extract from Shoreham Herald Review: “Such a demanding piece requires the best actors you can find in amateur theatre and Guy has put together a stellar cast for this one.

“Susanne Crosby, in contrast, is loud and brash, a brilliant performance as Sarah’s mum, Ellen Casey.” Link to the review

Brighton Argus 4 star Review:

Audience Feedback:

“what a shocker of a character you got to play – so good!”     “You were brilliant.”    “Absolutely stunning performance”     “Cracking performance”    “Absolutely superb show.”     “a spell binding story and such strong powerful performances”     “You did a great job at being vile!!”

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Paulina in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”

Directed by John Link, Lantern Theatre, Brighton, July 2017, produced by Academy of Creative Training

Feedback:

“Awesome performance, truly entertaining, very well done”

“What a marvellous performance!”

“You were fantastic!”

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“Fear and Misery in the Third Reich: Hitler’s People”

Brecht, directed by William Ellis, Lantern Theatre, Brighton, March 2017, produced by Academy of Creative Training – actor

Feedback:

“A truly collaborative and gripping piece” 

“Over the Wall”

Brighton, December 2016, Lantern Theatre, produced by Academy of Creative Training – actor

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“Twelve & Sixpence: Life on the Home front during the First World War” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2016

From a research project with Manor Primary School in Uckfield about people on the Home Front.

Project Director, Script Writer, Film Director, Film Crew, Narrator

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

“Margaret Damer Dawson and the Women’s Police Service” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2016

From a research project with St Pauls School in Brighton about Margaret Damer Dawson and the start of the Women’s Police Service in 1914.

Project Director, Script Writer, Film Director, Film Crew, Narrator

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

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“Little Voice”

Produced by Southwick Players, December 2015

Singing performer in the “cabaret”: Bluesy Susie

Feedback:

“Beautiful voice”

“loved your performance”

“Beautiful and talented”

“Fantastic performance”

“You positively sparkle”

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“The Fastest Girl on Earth” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, 2015

From a research project with Helenswood Academy in St Leonards-on-Sea about Dorothy Levitt: the first female racing driver.

Script Writer, Film Director, Film Crew, Cameo, Voice Over

Click here to watch the film on YouTube

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Lettice in “Lettice & Lovage”

written by Peter Shaffer, Produced by Southwick Players, April 2015

Co-director and lead.

For the fabulous gallery of professional show photos please see the Miles Davies Photography gallery.

Excerpt from the West Sussex Gazette review:

“IT TAKES a special person to fill the lead role in a play with just four weeks’ notice. Luckily for Southwick Players, Susanne Crosby has that quality, taking on the role of Lettice Douffet at the 11th hour and giving what can only be described as an award-winning performance on opening night yesterday.”

“It is a big role to fill but Susanne did it beautifully, not only hilarious throughout but bringing out the poignancy towards the end. As she is an experienced writer and director, it is no surprise her performance extended from head to toe, with every movement counting.”

Read the full review

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Ruth Condomine in “Blithe Spirit”

by Noel Coward, Synergy Theatre in Seaford, February 2014

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Rachel in “Death in High Heels”

by Richard Harris, Seaford Little Theatre, Seaford, November 2013

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Carol in “Girls’ Night – the Musical”

by Louise Roche, Touchlight Productions, at the Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead, September 2013

Watch a YouTube clip here:

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Julie in “The Spark”

Eastbourne Festival, March 2013, Produced by CAM Productions – click here for more info

Actor, director, producer & writer

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The March Hare in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”

Southwick Players, in Southwick, January 2013

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Emily in “Emily”

by Susanne Crosby; a one person show in the making at the ‘Scratch Night’ at The Rock Inn, Brighton, December 2012 – actor and co-director

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Carol in “Girls’ Night – the Musical”

by Louise Roche, Touchlight Productions, at the Hawth Studio, Crawley, November 2012

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Radio Advert

December 2012 for Meridian FM – voice

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UP 10th Anniversary Show

Eastbourne, August 2012, Produced by Underground Productions

Actor in 12 different mini plays and singing performer

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“Chalk to Mouse” Educational Film

Sound Architect Creative Media, June 2012

Film Director for one of the four schools, film crew, character voice

Educational Film with four different schools in East Sussex, looking at what school was like in the Victorian era, during World War Two and in the 1970’s; and how it differs from today.

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Liz in “Pearl”

Southwick, June 2012, Produced by Southwick Players – click here for more info

Actor, director, & writer

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Aunt Ev in “The Miracle Worker”

by William Gibson, Southwick Players, in Southwick, September 2011

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Jane Lucas in “Kiss of Doubt”

Hailsham Pavilion, March 2011, Produced by CAM Production – click here for more info

Actor, director, producer & writer

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Karen in “The Spark That Lights the Fire”

part of Fire & Ice: The Spark That Lights the Fire & Visiting Hours – Brighton Fringe Festival 2004, Produced by CAM Productions

Actor, director, producer & writer

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Claire in “Visiting Hours”

by Andy Crosby, part of Fire & Ice: The Spark That Lights the Fire & Visiting Hours – Brighton Fringe Festival 2004, Produced by CAM Productions

Actor, assistant director & producer

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Jenny in “Midnight Rain”

Brighton Fringe Festival 2003, Produced by CAM Productions – click here for more info

Actor, director, producer & writer

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Mrs White in “One of Them”

Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Eastbourne 2002, Produced by CAM Productions

Actor, director, producer & writer

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Mandy in “Lemonade”

– Brighton, September 2000, Produced by CAM Productions

Actor, assistant director, producer & assistant writer & editor

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Dick in “Dick Whittington Meets Puss in Boots Panto”

– Lewes, March 2000, Produced by Trace & Croserstedt Productions

Actor, director, producer & writer

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Cynthia Hammitup in “The Meridian Murder Mystery”

Charity Fundraiser by Susanne Crosby (as Sannerstedt), Croserstedt and Meridian Productions, in Lewes, 1999

Actor, director, producer, event organiser and writer