Shamira Turner

  • Actor
    Female / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    22 - 28
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    8st. 5lb (53kg)
    Hair Colour
    Strawberry Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019assured and absorbing performances...Turner’s impressive physical theatre and characterisation being of note.
Jonathan Marshall
theupcoming.co.uk
2019Necessary, informative and vivid. ...Turner’s singing voice gives the campaign the notes of an angel.
Susannah Clapp
theguardian.com
2018completely engrossing – both Pastor and Turner are incredibly multi-talented
Lilith Wozniak
exeuntmagazine.com
2018Surreally funny...They use their bodies boldly, in a way that is still rare to see in women on stage.
Tracey Sinclair
thestage.co.uk
2018the brilliantly-executed performances from all four actors, and the rich onslaught of surprising and entertaining visual images
Dorothy Max-Prior
totaltheatre.org.uk
2018Shamira Turner does so much with very little – her physicality does most of the work, even in tiny apertures.
Dom Duckworth
theatrebox.blog
2018Deadpan, absurdist silliness crafted so exquisitely that it becomes high art
Ka Bradley
thestage.co.uk
2018The multi-rolling is excellent, in particular Shamira Turner and Angela Bain who cross gender with confidence and conviction
Paul T Davies
britishtheatre.com
2018Shamira Turner is a deadpan delight
Tracey Sinclair
thestage.co.uk
2017brilliant comic physicality, the versatile Shamira Turner slips in and out of the roles of drug-addled factory boss, dangerous policeman...
Heather Kincaid
whatsonlive.co.uk
2017a guitarist and phenomenal singer…becoming the corrupt characters in her androgynous style, made this production a little bit more special
Hannah Goslin
getthechance.wales
2017Shamira Turner in particular provides marvellous comic relief through song and impersonations
Abigail Bryant
thepegreview.com
2017the sheer versatility of Shamira Turner (both in performance and vocally) made her the ideal masculine presence in the show
Alex Wood
theatrebubble.com
2017transfixingly talented cast member Shamira Turner
Bella Todd
timeout.com
2015look out for Turner’s Elvis impersonation, which she delivers brilliantly
Steve Stubbs
backstagepass.biz
2015the cast are affable, funny, and very talented
Jack Pelling
huffingtonpost.co.uk
2015The exceptionally talented female trio who provide narration...sing angelically and harmoniously – not to mention they’re hilarious
Gemma Whitfield
theupcoming.co.uk
2015These actors invested their performances with such conviction that it was completely possible to believe in them as children.
Natasha Tripney
theguardian.com
2015Robert Robertson’s lurching walk and caressing vowels will linger with me longest.
Alexandra Coghlan
theartsdesk.com
2015the wistful monotony of Turner's voice never falters. She is magnificent.
Mark Valencia
whatsonstage.com
2015Accordionist Shamira Turner's hilarious, knowing pout is worth the price of the ticket on its own.
Sebastian Scotney
theartsdesk.com
2015special mention should go to the chorus, who bring us physical theatre at its most hilarious.
Hannah Nepil
ft.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Dude
Online / Digital
The Undefinable (podcast series)
Shamira Turner + Eugénie Pastor
She Goat
2020Pea Expert, Mermaid, multiple characters
Voiceover
H.C. Andersen Museum (audio recording)
Lewis Gibson (director), Daniel Handler (writer)
H.C. Andersen Museum, Odense Kommune
2020Annika
Rehearsed Reading
Surprising Bees (work-in-progress)Robert Hudson (writer)
2020Serena/Jack/Mrs. Robinson
Voiceover
Stuff & Nonsense (taxidermy radio sitcom)Anna Savoury (writer)
Featured on The Tall Tales Broadcast System podcast (1 May 2020)
2020Greyvina
Theatre (Tour)
Chloe and the Colour Catcher
Nir Paldi
Theatre Ad Infinitum
Lyric Hammersmith and UK tour
2019Dude
Theatre
The Undefinable
Shamira Turner & Eugénie Pastor
She Goat
Camden People's Theatre
2019Pioneer multiple characters (plus guitar, autoharp, harmonica)
Theatre (Tour)
Mountain Music
Alexander Scott
Little Bulb Theatre
Farnham Maltings & Rural UK Tour
2019Nick
Theatre
The Future
Alexander Scott
Little Bulb Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre
2019Thomas Spence
Theatre
Human Jam
Brian Logan with Shamira Turner & Tom Adams
Camden People's Theatre in-house production
Camden People's Theatre
2018Triplet, Accordion, Fury, Hermes, Boatman, Horse Theatre Theatre
Theatre
Orpheus
Alexander Scott
Little Bulb Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre
2018Spider
Theatre
An Execution
Gemma Brockis
Gemma Brockis (Shunt)
Camden People's Theatre
2018Sylvie/Prewitt + cast
Theatre
Brighton Rock
Esther Richardson
Pilot Theatre
York Theatre Royal, The Lowry, and UK tour
2017 - 2018Shamira the Musician + Santa
Theatre
Cinderella and The Beanstalk
Tom Attenborough
The Sleeping Trees
The Old Market
2017 - 2018Doppelgänger
Theatre
DoppelDänger
Shamira Turner and Eugénie Pastor
She Goat
Battersea Arts Centre and UK tour
2017Triplet, Accordion, Fury, Hermes, Boatman, Horse Theatre
Theatre
OrpheusLittle Bulb Theatre
Brisbane Festival, Australia
2017American teen, Underling + others (8 plays)
Theatre
Soho Young Playwrights
Charlotte Bennett
Soho Theatre
2017President + male characters, singer/guitarist
Theatre (Tour)
Bucket List
Nir Paldi
Theatre Ad Infinitum
2017Dragon Boat Paddler (English)
Voiceover
Five Short BlastsMadeleine Flynn & Tim Humphreys
Theater der Welt, Hamburg
2016 - 2017The Woman
Site Specific
Tower (R&D)Lucy Thornett
2016Accordionist/puppeteer
TV
CBeebies' The Nutcracker
Jon Spooner
BBC
2016Doppelgänger/singer/multi-instrumentalist
Theatre
DoppelDänger (preview shows)She Goat
Camden People's Theatre
2014 - 2016Robert Robertson
Theatre
Golem
Suzanne Andrade
1927
Young Vic, and Trafalgar Studios, London; UK & International touring
2015Triplet, Accordion, Fury, Hermes, Boatman, Horse Theatre
Theatre (Tour)
OrpheusLittle Bulb Theatre
Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio; Bristol Old Vic; Nuffield Southampton; Liverpool Everyman; Birmingham Rep
2015Posh housemate
Online / Digital
Limbo (web series, episode 1)
Martin Franks
Lizzie Franks & John Dumont
2015Girl / ensemble member / puppeteer
Rehearsed Reading
KITE (R&D)
Rachael Canning
The Wrong Crowd
2013 - 2014Triplet, Accordion, Fury, Hermes, Boatman, Horse
Theatre
OrpheusLittle Bulb Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre, London
2013 - 2014Actor/Accordionist
Theatre
Le Cabaret Calamiteux
Camille Boitel
Compagnie L'Immediate
La Breche, Cherbourg
2013Improviser/musician
Theatre (Tour)
La machinajouer
Camille Boitel
Compagnie L'Immediate
Salle de La Galerie Fuveau
2013Tony, Sally, Tracy
Theatre
Squally ShowersLittle Bulb Theatre
National Theatre Shed
2011 - 2012Singer/musician
Theatre (Tour)
Goose PartyLittle Bulb Theatre
Summerhall, Edinburgh; Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich; Battersea Arts Centre, London
2011 - 2012Alice
Theatre
Operation GreenfieldLittle Bulb Theatre
Soho Theatre, London; and 2 national tours.
2012Charlotte
Theatre (Tour)
The Marvellous & Unlikely Fete of Little Upper DowningLittle Bulb Theatre
Tobacco Factory, Bristol & rural tour
2008 - 2011Sophia
Theatre (Tour)
CrocosmiaLittle Bulb Theatre
2010Clod, Ratty (mask work)
Theatre
TortoiseShanty Fiasco
Lounge on the Farm festival, Canterbury
2009Evelyn
Theatre
SporadicalLittle Bulb Theatre
Shunt Vaults
2009Egle
Theatre
This We Have NowMagpies
Arthur Wagner studio, San Diego
2008Reggie Fluty & others
Theatre
The Laramie ProjectUCSD production
Arthur Wagner studio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies, 1st Class HonoursUniversity of Kent
    2006Acting for FilmNew York Film Academy
    2006Acting ShakespeareRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art

    Additional Skills

    Ensemble work, devising, physical theatre, singing, autoharp, accordion, guitar, harmonica, writing, Mask, Yoga, Pilates, swimming, sewing, illustration.

    Additional Information

    Appearing in:

    'Chloe and the Colour Catcher' by Theatre Ad Infinitum at Cambridge Junction 15th March; Lyric Hammersmith 7 - 11 April and on UK tour Feb-April 2020.

    'The Undefinable' by She Goat at Chichester ShowRoom 12th March and LPAC Lincoln 19th March, and on UK tour in July and September 2020: see www.SheGoat.co.uk for more dates.

    About me

    Shamira is a versatile actor with experience in devising, cross-gender casting, and integrating live music onstage.

    Shamira is co-director of She Goat and a founding member of award-winning Little Bulb Theatre.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Musical Skills
    • Accordion
    • Autoharp
    Accents (UK)
    • English, standard
    • RP
    • Somerset
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English