Beth had a passion to act early; attending various short courses then took a three-year classical training course. The patron of the School was Peter Brook providing incredible experience as a performer. Beth followed with twenty-five years in the industry performing in London, Vancouver, New York, LA, Europe, and East Africa, working with some highly award winning directors. Beth’s work has included many festivals, and has won two best Actress awards.
Beth has an advantageous spirit, from climbing Kilimanjaro, living with the Massai in Tanzania and getting up close to the Great Whites in South Africa, Beth firmly believes ‘living and experiencing contributes to greater awareness for your acting.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Ms Newbery’s talent as an artist herself I have seen, including her current production playing a lead in Ellen, Troy and Eloise. Her ability to adapt into character with ease and comfort with excellent comic timing is exceptional. I am impressed by her collaboration and contributions. Liz Law- Producer.
Beth is the kind of artist that you work with time and time again if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity; she is truly gifted in the art of storytelling and more than that, her generosity and passion shine through in everything she does. Matthew Thomas Burda. Producer and Actor.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Ms. Newbery perform on stage in New York on several occasions and I can attest to her extraordinary talents. Shari Umansky- Award Winning Filmmaker, Writer, Director.
Even after Genteelification, Shirley Newbery's Eliza, retained the innocent quality that makes her both comic and appealing. The Herald News. UK.
As soon as Beth began speaking, we knew she was an exceptional actress.
Susan Horowitz- Writer/Director/Producer.
Aways a pleasure to work with Shirley Beth Newbery, commitment in her work is obvious.
Ray Kilby. Producer/Director.
"Beth played multiple roles of contrasting characters, for which she showed amazing talent and adaptability......comic artist and exceptional timing" Ross Ericson. Artistic Director. UK.
Beth played Hilary, with brilliant comic timing...Her ability to provide a depth of emotions that are hidden behind this mask of comedy totally shows her range ..Master of comic timing!
Gwyn Gillis. Director/ Acting Coach/ Writer.