Emma trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) She is an actor, singer, director, writer and teacher. She has worked in all mediums of the Performing Arts industry, Theatre, T.V, film, radio and documentary. She has recently been cast in a film due to start filming in Liverpool over the winter.
Emma has written several screenplays and stage plays under the name of Emma Culshaw. The Ruby Slippers, Blood Runs Deep and Achy Breaky Bride have all been successfully staged in various regional theatres over the past five years. Her new play Sweat! is due to premiere at The Epstein Theatre Liverpool in 2021 and she has recently written a series of monologues called “Deathly Confessions” which were performed at The Liverpool Theatre Festival in September. She is a founding member of “Break a Leg Productions” a company who focus on producing new writing. Emma is currently working on a film called Dusty, which is set in North Wales about a young boy’s love for horses.
Emma has taught for all ages in numerous schools across the North West. She is the principal of Stage Door Theatre School in Crosby, where she teaches classes in Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance for children and young people.
She also runs Stage Door Theatre Trust, which aims to get young people in the local area involved in the performing arts. The trust have so far delivered two professionally funded projects. In 2014 they created a WW1 memorial theatre piece which was funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and staged at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. In 2016 the trust developed a theatrical piece and short film which explored teenage Mental Health Issues. This was funded by Awards for All, Big Lottery Fund and the film was screened at The plaza Cinema.