Emily was named Best Newcomer at the Manchester Theatre Awards 2015

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Emily Barber is excellent

Ann Treneman
The Times on The Cost of the Living

The big find of the night is Emily Barber as Lady Bracknell’s daughter Gwendolen, not just pretty as a picture but the only member of the cast who seems to have stepped out of a bygone age – accent, attitude, timing and phrasing spot-on.

Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph on The Importance of Being Earnest

Innogen, who Emily Barber plays as strong and assertive, equally passionate in love, anger and grief, so that it is believable that everyone she meets is drawn to her.

Gerald Berkowitz
The Stage on Cymbeline

What a lovely performance she gives, touchingly in love with mistrustful Posthumus (Jonjo O’Neill, who speaks Shakespeare as well as anyone in London), and plausible both as a beautiful princess and in disguise as a boy.Great things surely await Miss Barber

Quentin Letts
Daily Mail on Cymbeline

A genuine find not long out of drama school, a long-tressed Emily Barber lends an enchanting core to a whirligig of activity

Matt Wolf
New York Times on Cymbeline