Bridie Sheppard was born and raised in Oxford. Achieving the highest mark in Grade 8 Musical Theatre in the country on her Trinity Guildhall examination 2012, she was accepted into The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and graduated in July 2016 with the Performing Arts Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
Her credits whilst training/workshops/scenes/concerts include: Ilse in Spring Awakening, Frau Bergman in Spring Awakening, Featured Singer/Soloist in Creative Vocal Company (UK Scotland Cabaret Tour), Lucille Frank in Parade, Clara in A Vampire Story, Queenie in Wild Party, Florence in Chess, Yvette in Miss Saigon, Helen in Orphans, Violet in Violet, Sophie in Blink, Cassie in Eigengrau, Jo in A Taste Of Honey, various characters in Forbidden Broadway and Yelena in Uncle Vanya. She has also recently appeared on SkyTV as part of the singing competition for A Different Kind of Woman. Prior to drama school Bridie has worked since the age of nine in professional theatre. Credits include: Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Carmen, Aida all for Ellen Kent Opera. Girl in Blackbird (MJE Productions), Lost boy in Peter Pan directed by John Doyle. Ensemble in Dick Whittington directed by Peter Duncan. As well as two other Pantomimes at the Oxford Playhouse. She received particular praise from critics for her puppeteering skills portraying Toto as a Marionette puppet in a production of The Wizard Of Oz again at the Oxford Playhouse. Bridie is a member of Pure Paradox Theatre Company currently producing their first original play.
Bridie has an interest in physical theatre and improvisation: attending Jacques Lecoq workshops and training for six years with Paul Slater, founder of the physical theatre group, Idle Motion. She played Mowgli’s Wolf Sister and Monkey/Peacock in Jungle Book (directed by Rosanna Lowe). Her interests outside of theatre include learning to play the Saxophone and future plans to take her PPL(H) helicopter training. Bridie is also a talented writer and blogger and created the Bridie’s Book Abyss blog.
Bridie currently studies voice with Mary Hammond (LRAM, FRAM).