Shobna has become a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood's ‘Dinnerladies’ and as Sunita, in ‘Coronation Street’. She is currently filming blockbuster ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ with New Regency, Film 4 and Warp Film, set for release in October 2020.
Shobna, originally from Oldham, is a firm believer in 53two’s ethos and cannot wait to join the team on their new adventures in theatre.
‘It was a pleasure to be asked to join the team. I’m a firm believer in the work of 53two and their passion to open theatre to the whole region and to emerging, diverse talent. Manchester has a lot to thank the arts for; as a city as vibrant as it is today, it has grown on its music and theatrical roots and it’s important to continue to support those individual creatives who might otherwise struggle to find a way into the industry. 53two and their charity work, alongside their classes with MAP, FOUNDation bursaries and passion for new writing, are exactly what I want to see across Greater Manchester. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.’