Shirley trained at Birmingham School of Acting (formerly BSSD), graduating in 2004.
Her theatre credits include: Maria Morton in Chicago (Oldham Coliseum); The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (Hull Truck); Lisa Barker in Soul Man (Scarborough), Maid Marian in Robin Hood (New Wolsey Theatre), Zoe and Nan in Henceforward, Avonia Bunn in Trelawny of the Wells, Jeannie in Dr Angelus (all Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 2011 season), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep); Nicola in Girls Night Out (No 1 UK tour), Genie in Aladdin (New Wolsey Theatre); Holly in The Life of Stuff; Mary in The Servant O’ Twa Maisters; Monica in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Catriona MacLeod in Whisky Galore (all with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 2009 Season); Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, The Panto With Soul (Theatre Clwyd, Cymru); Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (The New Wolsey Theatre); Toby Legend/Trumpet/Vocals in Once Upon a Time in Wigan – Live! (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); The Witch/Vanity in Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey Theatre); Bridget/Mother/Headscarf in Good Golly Miss Molly (Royal Court, Liverpool); Elizabeth Perry in Blaze the Musical! (Bridewell Theatre, London); Vera in Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (TEG Productions, Richmond Theatre); Mr Shu Fu/Mrs Yang/Mother in The Good Person of Sichuan (NGA Festival, Birmingham); Thomasina the Cat in Dick Whittington (New Wolsey Theatre); Fairy Frederica in Sleeping Beauty (New Wolsey Theatre); Mrs Cox in Wallop Mrs. Cox (Birmingham REP)
Radio include: Susan in Vinegar Tom, and Love Your Body campaign for The Body Shop.
TV/Film/Commercials: Nun in For George; Janet in Blue Monday; Jane in Howdee Mr. Kid; Girl in Phonophobia; Victim in Trading Standards; Kellogg’s Drop a Jean Size Campaign parts I & II; Scottish Blood Transfusion Campaign.
Shirley is delighted to be back at the New Wolsey this Christmas!