“the sheer versatility of Shamira Turner
(both in performance and vocally)
made her the ideal masculine presence in the show”
★★★★★ Theatre Bubble
on Ad Infinitum’s BUCKET LIST
Shamira Turner is a performance-maker, writer, actor, voice actor, and musician with a focus on work that plays with gender expectations, integrates live music, and promotes connection and curiosity.
She is the producer and co-director of experimental duo She Goat, performing in gig-theatre shows DOPPELDÄNGER and THE UNDEFINABLE. In 2020 She Goat adapted THE UNDEFINABLE into an audio-art podcast series and launched CURIOUS HEARTS SONG CLUB – interactive online listening parties.
As a co-founder and associate artist of award-winning Little Bulb, Shamira has co-devised numerous works and toured nationally and internationally as a performer-musician, including in: ORPHEUS, OPERATION GREENFIELD, CROCOSMIA, THE FUTURE, and MOUNTAIN MUSIC. She performed in Olivier Award Winning show WOLF WITCH GIANT FAIRY at the Royal Opera House.
Performance work involving meaningful community engagement is key to her practice. Recent projects include as Music Director on Jasmine Johnson’s MORE THAN TWO at the Barbican and as deviser/performer on Camden People’s Theatre's HUMAN JAM, working with an onstage community choir.
She was the producer on WILD COUNTRY, created by Edith Tankus & Annie Siddons, which premiered at CPT in 2022.
Shamira has collaborated as a performer/deviser with critically-acclaimed companies: 1927, Pilot Theatre, Theatre Ad Infinitum, The Sleeping Trees, Shunt's Gemma Brockis, Lewis Gibson, and Camille Boitel/L’Immédiat.
Shamira makes music on guitar, accordion, autoharp, harmonica, keytar, and sings. She lives in London and is represented for acting by Mia Thomson Associates.
Shamira has been part of the Freelance Cohort for 'Creative Freelancers: Shaping London's Recovery', supported by Fuel, LEAP, and the Mayor of London. A six-month research project, where she was partnered with the Bush Theatre.
Credits include: the Young Vic, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Trafalgar Studios, HOME in Manchester, Lincoln Centre Festival in New York, Sydney Theatre Company, and the BBC’s CBeebies.