Becks Turner is a creative producer, visual artist and performance artist. She creates playful and energetic environments for audiences where they are given the freedom to misbehave. She makes this environment by experimenting with game structures in live events to transform, educate and entertain her audience who are young adults that enjoy a vibrant theatrical, cabaret and club scene. The clown like persona she creates for performances indulges and invites audiences to rebel, break rules and exorcise their fears of failure.
Her debut solo show, Melonade was a sell out at Camden People’s Theatre as part of Sprint Festival 2019. Melonade is an interactive game show exploring neurodiversity and questioning issues within the education system. Melonade at Vault Festival 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19, but Becks is looking forward to bringing Melonade to Vault Festival 2021.
While her performing has been on hold due to the pandemic, Becks has been teaching herself how to create digital illustrations using Pro Create and is now taking on freelance illustration jobs. You can also purchase Becks' illustrations from her Etsy store.
She is co-founder of Shift Update, an event producing company. Shift Update first club night, Shape Shifter was a huge success at The Yard (2019).
After graduating from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a First class honours in BA Performance Arts, Becks started working at the Barbican Centre. Becks is Marketing Assistant for Learning and Audience Development at the Barbican Centre, helping market the Barbican's Creative Learning projects, co-ordinate Young Barbican and produce Young Barbican Nights.