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Shelley King  

Shelley King was born in Calcutta.

Trained: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

Theatre: Credits include Beji in Besharam (Soho Theatre and Birmingham Rep); Seema in River On Fire (Kali Theatre Company); Kalliope in Kenneth McLeish’s Orpheus, Mrs Modern in The Modern Husband, Kreousa in Ion (Actors Touring Company); Dorine/Durghabai in Tartuffe, Masseur/Parvati in Little Clay Cart, Chorus in Women of Troy (RNT); Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thersites/Diomedes in Troilus and Cressida, title role in Antigone, Heer in Heer Ranjha, Robespierre in Danton’s Death (Tara Arts); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Mistress Overdone/Mariana in Measure For Measure (Theatre Unlimited); Nireka in The Crutch (Royal Court); Marlene in Top Girls (Royal Theatre, Northampton); Dionysius in Damon & Pythias (Globe Theatre); Paulina in Death and the Maiden (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Edward/Betty in Cloud 9 (Contact Theatre, Manchester); Ratna in Dance Like A Man, Kurudavva in Naga Mandala (Leicester Haymarket); Mrs Beauclair in The Innocent Mistress (Derby Playhouse); Sylvia in Pirates On Parade (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh).

Television: Credits include See How They Run, A Secret Slave, Real Women, Where the Heart Is, The Demon Headmaster, South of the Border, King of the Ghetto, Resnick, Rockliffe’s Babies, Wipe Out, Casualty, Brookside, The Bill, Northern Crescent, The Jewel In the Crown, two series’ of Angels, two series’ of Tandoori Nights.

Radio: Numerous recordings for the BBC including The Eternal Bubble, The Tutti Frutti Holy Man, The Queen’s Retreat, The Dreams of Tipu Sultan, Beyond Purdah, The Ramayan, Journeys, Hyacinths In Their Unholy Bloom, and The Real Don Juan.

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