​Biography

Charlie is a Jerwood/Arvon Playwriting Mentee 2019/20. As a spoken word artist, he performed at festivals such as Latitude, In The Woods, Secret Garden Party, Soundwave and Troyfest, was a four-time Hammer and Tongue National Slam Finalist and BBC Slam Finalist. His first full-length show, THE STORIES OF SHAKEY P re-imagined the Bard as a playground battle rapper, and premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, before showings at the Arcola, the Roundhouse, Trafalgar Studios and the RSC. In 2014, his second live theatre show, PHILOSORAPPERS, re-told the entire history of Philosophy via a kinetic mish-mash of rap, comedy and solo performance, and in 2016 he won the Rising Star award at the Let's All Be Free Film Festival for his Arts Council-funded short film, FAUSTUS: REMIXED. In 2017, his first ensemble play, MACBLAIR told the story of Tony Blair as a Macbeth-style tragicomedy. It played the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes to critical success, and was one of The Scotsman’s Top 6 hot picks for political shows 2017. In 2019, its sequel, BORIS REX was nominated for an Off-Westend Award during its run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. 

 

 

PRESS QUOTES

For 'Macblair':

'Witty, satirical script... talented, energetic ensemble'

**** The Scotsman

REVIEW HERE

 

'An exceptionally clever show - highly entertaining'

**** Broadway Baby

REVIEW HERE

'Do you like politics? Do you know your Shakespeare? Then you're going to love Macblair.'

**** Fringe Guru

REVIEW HERE

 

'Bloody good theatre' 

Highly Recommended Show - Fringe Review

REVIEW HERE

 

For previous work:

 

'A feat of linguistic acrobatics... the best English lesson you never had' 

The Scotsman

Edinburgh Fringe August 2012

 

'Rip-roaring entertainment.. a jaw-dropping feat of characterisation' 

Broadway Baby 

Brighton Fringe May 2013

 

'Physical, fizzing...incredibly lyrically rich.' 

The Stage Must-See

Edinburgh Fringe August 2013

 

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