Charlie is a Southend based writer. She originally trained as an actress at East 15 Acting School and worked professionally for 10 years within the industry. Some of her credits include two plays with theatre company, Old Trunk, fellow Time & Space residents, Carol in ‘Call the Midwife ‘ BBC, and the Young Mum in the award winning short film ‘Indoor’ directed by Si&Ad Academy Films cast by Amy Hubbard in which Charlie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Independent Film Festival.
It was whilst acting that Charlie realised the importance of making your own work and started to work on sketches and also several short plays. Being from Essex, she enjoys writing with that voice in mind, both rhythmically and geographically. The regional voice and small town mentality is a running theme to her work. Rejoicing the seemingly mundane is also ever present. As a female playwright, Charlie also likes to focus on the female narrative, telling stories with a female gaze, putting woman at the centre of her plots.
Charlie’s work has been staged at the Park Theatre, Finsbury, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and The Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden. She also has previously been in discussion with the BBC regarding a Mockumentary that Charlie co-wrote with Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners)
Charlie will use her time in residency to research and develop her new and first full length play. The play, a semi auto biographical story of actress Rosie Spivey, has benefited from being part of the esteemed scratch night for new writing at The Queens Theatre and received strong feedback. Her residency at Metal will allow Charlie some uninterrupted time for the crucial research phase needed to develop this play and take it to its next stage.