Shamira Turner can be seen on stage at the Young Vic until 31 Jan. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…
Can you describe your character in Golem in three words?
Awkward, unassuming, impressionable.
What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Pacing around having mini sips of water and listening to the audience coming in.
What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Mission Drift by the TEAM – crackling with spirit, live music and possibility.
What is your favourite word?
Bombastic. It’s totally underused – by me included.
What are you most passionate about?
Equality. Storytelling. And dogs.
If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Books. No, scrap that: Dogs. It’d be madness!
Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
My Melbournian boyfriend and I did a road trip along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Heaps of beautiful beaches, big walks and shy wildlife.
Favourite city and why?
London. The constant variety.
What is your favourite song?
Nina Simone singing Feeling Good.
If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
I’d have been battling it out in one of the few all-female jazz and swing bands in the 1930s.
If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
It’s embarrassingly sensible and selfish, but I would want an invincible immune system – so I never again had a sick-day or the slightest sniffle…