Whilst studying for a BA in Drama and English at Aberystwyth University, Shelley discovered her passion for the backstage workings of the theatre, and subsequently undertook Stage Management and Marketing roles within the Department of Theatre, Film and Television alongside working with the Arts Centre’s companies ‘Castaway Community Theatre’ and ‘Youth Theatre’. Since graduating in 2005, she continued to work with Castaway until 2010, primarily as a Stage Manager, but expanded her roles to include lighting technician, costume mistress and actress.
Shelley first worked with Louche Theatre on Blue Remembered Hills (performed in November 2009) where she enjoyed stage managing, the challenge of being sound operator and taking a production on tour for the very first time. She has subsequently worked on a number of Louche productions and is very much looking forward to being Production Manager for The Erpingham Camp and her first Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience.
Outside of the theatre, Shelley enjoys exercising, doing cross-stitching and spending time with her husband, family and friends. Theatre has always had a special place in Shelley’s heart as she has had the chance to work with some extremely talented people and has made some wonderful friends over the years but mostly importantly, she met Matthew, her husband (and resident Louche actor).