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Rebecca Shorrocks

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Rebecca Shorrocks trained as an actress at Guildford School of Acting and began her career appearing in national and small scale tours.  Having always had a niche for the comedy roles, she began co-writing and devising her own comedy called Triple Threat, a reality TV spoof, which had sell out runs in London at The Pleasance and The Etcetera Theatre, followed by a successful run at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh 2007. 

"If only the actual reality TV shows contained as much character and appeal as the cast here." Three Weeks

Through this, Rebecca's passion for comedy developed and she began running and co-hosting her own comedy cabaret night, Cabarera, London's only era themed comedy night.  She also began working with Paul F Taylor in the sketch duo Short & Curly and they had a successful run in Edinburgh 2012 with their debut show Short & Curly: A Captive Audience and Short & Curly: A Ripe Pear in 2013. Short & Curly returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 with another successful show Who Dunnit? and took taking their latest show A Curly Night In to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. 

Short & Curly will be making their panto debut in The Whitley Bay Playhouse's production of Aladdin, Christmas 2016. For updates on Short & Curly please visit their website:

A regular on the panto circuit, Rebecca returned from another successful run in 2015-2016 where she played Oddjob in Snow White at Playhouse Whitley Bay. The production broke box office records and had in excess of 22,000 people.

"Rebecca Shorrocks as Muddles’ equally dumb sidekick Odd Job was exceptional." Sunderland Echo/Hartlepool Mail

"Adding to the children’s entertainment is a very talented Rebecca Shorrocks as the daft and friendly Odd Job. In not always reading the situation right, Rebecca frequently gave everyone someone to laugh with.   The Whitley Bay crowd seemed to have a significant younger element of children in compared to other panto’s and it is important that they had jokes they could enjoy." North East Theatre Guide

"Special mentions have to be given to Rebecca Shorrocks as Oddjob whose comedy acting had both adults and kids laughing." North East Family Fun

"Muddles’ silly younger brother, Odd Job (Rebecca Shorrocks), was also a standout character as the pair shared a bickering dynamic perfect for a family show." Chronicle Live

"Rebecca Shorrocks shines as both Le Shue and the Candlestick, grabbing both roles and making the best of them." The British Theatre Guide

"The entire cast are wonderful, but a couple of other stand out performances this year come from Jeremy Edwards as Gaston and Rebecca Shorrocks as Le Shue - they work particularly well together as a double act, and spark off each other nicely... Rebecca Shorrocks not only plays La Shue, but also Candlestick, and inhabits both roles completely (it took me a while to be sure it was the same person) - it was no surprise for me to read in the programme that outside of panto-land she's a character comic." Panto Travels


Rebecca is part of a collective alongside Paul F Taylor that have been making and starring in short films that have had great success in Festivals:


Nominated for Best Short Film: Century Short Film Festival, 2015

Vimeo's Staff Pick

Official Selection: 8th British Shorts Film Festival. Berlin, 2015

Official Selection: Bogotá Short Film Festival. Colombia, 2014

Official Selection: Synesthsia Film Festival. San Francisco, 2014

Official Selection: Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: The Smalls Film Festival, 2013


Nominated for the Deadline Award: 16th Landshut Short Film Festival. Munich, 2015

Winner of the Audience Award: European Independent Film Festival. Paris, 2014

Screening out of competition: Naperville Independent Film Festival. USA, 2014

Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, 2013

Official Selection: 8th British Shorts Film Festival. Berlin, 2015

Official Selection: Prague Short Film Festival, 2015

Best of London: Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. New York, 2014

Official Selection: London Short Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: London Comedy Film Festival, 2014

Official Selection: St Albans Film Festival, 2014


Press for A Curly Night In

"This double act throw everything at it. With loads of prop, costume and physical gags they keep us laughing consistently throughout." ThreeWeeks 

“Watching Short (Rebecca Shorrocks) and Curly (Paul F. Taylor) going berserk with costumes, props, home-made lighting and stage effects, piling gag upon gag with unashamed enthusiasm and generosity, is an exhilarating experience.” ShortCom 

"I can definitely recommend this as a good show to start your comedy day." Squirrel

 "It’s completely hilarious and amazing." Broadway Baby 

“Their work teases the crazy side we are encouraged to mask as adults out of hiding, and I'm certain I laughed more at ‘A Curly Night In’ than at any show I saw at this year’s fringe.” Define Arts 

Press for Who Dunnit?

Such Small Portions Edinburgh Pick 2014 Sketch Acts

Chucklebuzz Comedians to look out for 2014

"This is a duo with finely honed skills." Fringe Review

“Quick changes and even quicker wit. The sketches are well written and excellently executed, and the pair create characters who are all entertaining to watch. Overall, it was extremely entertaining and very funny.” ThreeWeeks ★★★★

“Fantastically good fun.” Broadway Baby


Press for A Ripe Pair 

 "Sketch comedy duo don't let any opportunity for a laugh escape." The List

"Infectious energy...had everyone doubled over in laughter...This show is definitely a crowd-pleaser." ShortCom ★★★★

Other Press

"Rebecca Shorrocks, whose comic timing is faultless."  Fringe Report

"The star of the show." Fringe Guru

"The actress Rebecca Shorrocks has great stage presence and I look forward to seeing her in further productions." Scotsgay

"A masterpiece of poise and comic timing, a reason in itself for seeing the play." Surrey Advertiser

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