Charlotte is a freelance stage and screen director. Her directing, development and dramaturgy stage work has taken her on national and international tours, to regional theatres and to the West End. Having moved into film and streamed productions in 2020, Charlotte's films have received awards and critical acclaim.
Charlotte is an Associate of Original Theatre Company and PW Productions. She is a proud member of the Equity Directors & Designers Committee and an advocate for gender equality and better representation of underrepresented demographics within the arts.
Charlotte is Artistic Director of Brickdust, a company which builds stories from the ground up, working with writers who excite us to develop narrative told from an alternative perspective.
REASONS NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
Delighted to receive international recognition for Reasons, made for BFI Network, at Palm Springs Short Fest,
Hamptons International Film Festival and Manchester Film Festival where it has been nominated for Best Comedy.
MICHAEL PUNTER'S DARKER SHORES ON UK TOUR
After working as dramaturg on Michael Punter's incredible new thriller Darker Shores, I am delighted to be directing the production for Theatre Royal Windsor and Birdsong Productions. Book tickets here for Theatre Royal Windsor, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford and Malvern Theatres. Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Chipo Kureya, Juliet Mills and Michael Praed, with design by Philip Witcomb, lighting by Nick Richings, sound by Dominic Bilkey,
Illusions by Darren Lang and Movement by Simon Pittman.
REVIVAL DIRECTOR ON AN INSPECTOR CALLS
Have had a wonderful time directing the new national tour of Stephen Daldry's An Inspector Calls.
For tour dates, and to book, please visit aninspectorcalls.com/tour-dates
BACK TO PANTO-LAND THIS CHRISTMAS WITH SNOW WHITE AT ROSES THEATRE
Can't wait to get the sparkle out directing Maurice Gran and Nicholas Wilkes' Snow White alongside Musical Director Lee O'Reilly, and Choreographer Amy Lawrence. For more info and to book, visit rosestheatre.org.
ULTIMATUM AT PLEASANCE FOR EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Having a ball directing Jon Gracey's award-winning Ultimatum for Treehouse, starring Abi Murphy and Natalie Durkin.
Catch us at Pleasance throughout the Fringe, produced by Vivianne Egan.
ORIGINALS LIVE: DREW HEWITT'S THE FALL AT RIVERSIDE STUDIOS
Very much looking forward to directing Drew Hewitt's brilliant new play, The Fall, starring Sara Stewart, Adrian Lukis, Alex Kingston and Tyger Drew-Honey, and designed by Michael Pavelka, as part of Originals Live at Riverside Studios on 1st July. For more info and tickets, click here.
NATIONAL THEATRE'S NEW VIEWS: TROLLED & FIND MY BODY
After working with the National as a dramaturg for their brilliant New Views competition for young people, I am really delighted to be directing two of the shortlisted pieces, Poppy Williamson's Trolled and Sanaa Pasha's Find My Body at the National on 7th July.
DERREN BROWN'S THE INVISIBLE MAN
Absolutely thrilled to announce I'll be directing a new production of The Invisible Man, created by Derren Brown and written by Barney Norris for PW Productions. More information to come later in the year.
ROISIN EL CHERIF'S WITHOUT YOU
A really incredible experience in Thailand, directing my first music video for Roisin El Cherif.
COMEDY SKITS BY STEVIE MARTIN FOR NEW IMMERSIVE WEBSITE
Constant laughter on set as we brought brilliant actors Leona Allen, Anthony Cozens, Charlotte Gallagher,
Cael King, David Mildon & Larner Wallace Taylor together to shoot a series of sketches by Stevie Martin for a new immersive website. More details to be revealed soon!
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE'S THE RED
Had a really wonderful time directing Bruce & Sam Alexander in a filmed adaptation of Marcus Brigstocke's play, The Red for Original Theatre Online. Cameras were led by Tristan Shepherd, who is also editing, with
sound design and composition by Max Pappenheim and lighting by Matt Haskins & Callum Macdonald.
KING ARTHUR AT THE ROSES THEATRE
Panto is my favourite time of the year so I am thrilled to be returning to the wonderful Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury to direct
King Arthur with an incredible cast including Laurie Denman, Victoria Lucie,
Ben Eagle, Natalie Winsor, Murray Andrews and Hayley Russell.
WRAPPED ON FIRST MUSICAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM, PETER PAN
Couldn't be prouder to have wrapped shooting Peter Pan with an incredible cast and crew. The film stars Alex James-Hatton, Siobhan Athwal, Martin Callaghan, Jack Lord, Libby Welsh, Sasha Latoya, Jack Powell, Rea Campbell-Hill, Charlotte Payne, Kira McPherson, Sophie Devonport and Lucas Wells. With Associate Director/Choreographer Lily Howkins,
Musical Supervisor Connagh Tonkinson, DOP Ben Saffer, produced by Panto Live.
BRILLIANT REVIEWS FOR TIMELESS ON TOUR
"Charlotte Peters' adroit direction never allows the plain and uncluttered setting to become claustrophobic, and the tension is ratcheted up nicely...
Definitely not one to forget." B24/7
"So emotionally driven & heartbreaking that it almost feels real." Manc Muse
"Timeless is a play hard to forget for all the right reasons." British Theatre Guide
THE MIRACLE WORKER TO RUN AT CRAMPHORN STUDIO, CHELMSFORD
So looking forward to working on William Gibson's powerful play, The Miracle Worker, following the incredible story of
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. The production will run from 5th October for two weeks.
DANCE RECEIVES WONDERFUL REVIEWS FOR KING'S HEAD RUN
Delighted with such a brilliant response to Matthew Morrison's Dance starring Saffron Coomber & Christopher Harper!
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★ A Younger Theatre
This funny & captivating play ran on 12-17 July 2021.
REASONS FOR THE BFI NETWORK
Very much looking forward to directing a new film by Duncan Moore which shoots in July. Reasons is a funny exploration of how far we, as Brits, go to avoid difficult confrontations. The film has an incredible team behind it including DOP Ben Saffer,
designer Erin Guan and composer Tim Sutton.
BIRDSONG AWARDED BEST ONLINE PRODUCTION
So delighted to win The Version's Best Online Production for Birdsong Online by Rachel Wagstaff with
Original Online and really proud to be part of such a wonderful team on a very special project.
BARNES' PEOPLE'S BILLY AND ME STARRING JON CULSHAW
Had such a wonderful time shooting Peter Barnes' Billy and Me as part of Original Online & Perfectly Normal Productions'
Barnes People at Theatre Royal Windsor with Jon Culshaw and an incredible creative and production team.
For more info, and to see the film, visit http://originaltheatreonline.com.
CINDERELLA FOR PANTO LIVE SEEN BY 900,000
Brand new venture Cinderella was the first interactive international live stream panto and it's pretty overwhelming that it has been broadcast to over 900,000 families! With an incredible cast including Chris Rankin, Katy Clayton, Christopher Johnson, Jessica Ellis,
WONDERFUL REVIEWS FOR APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Couldn't have been prouder to make this film and overwhelmed with the response:
★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ Sunday Express
★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★ The Upcoming
With an incredible cast including Chris Harper, Michael Salami & Tom Chambers, watch it until 31 Dec via http://originaltheatreonline.com
MRS GOLDIE VS THE WORLD for Original Online
Loved collaborating with the fabulous Nicky Goldie (Call the Midwife, The Queen's Gambit) on Mrs Goldie vs The World, a brilliantly funny short film celebrating the tempestuous relationship between a mother & daughter, each as stubborn as the other. 12-26 Nov via originaltheatreonline.com
Photos by Ali Wright
(ALMOST) A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Roses Theatre, Tewksbury
So excited to be back in Pantoland this Christmas with Nick Wilkes' hilarious two-hander, (Almost) A Christmas Carol, running 12 Dec-2 Jan. For more info and tickets, visit
A MOMENT'S PEACE for Hope at Home
A brilliant day was spent working for The Hope Theatre, directing short film A Moment's Peace
by Natasha Santos. The film will be released as part of the Home at Hope series in November.
SUNDAY AT THE MUSICALS for Paul Burton Productions
Counting the days until we're back in a live venue for Sunday at the Musicals, raising money for Acting for Others.
The concert will be on Sunday 4th October and is being hosted by Tom Chambers. For more info, click here.
APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON for Original Theatre Company
It's been wonderful teaming up with the artistic team behind Birdsong to direct Torben Betts' brilliant new online film,
Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon, due for release on 8th October. For more info, visit originaltheatreonline.com or watch our trailer below!
★★★★★ for BIRDSONG from The Telegraph!
Overwhelmed & overjoyed at the incredible reviews of our online production of Birdsong:
"Best online play of lockdown... technologically accomplished, beautifully acted and emotionally riveting’" ★★★★★ The Telegraph
"Startling and innovative…. Birdsong is a deeply emotional and powerful watch" ★★★★★ Broadway World
"By pushing themselves further than anyone else so far, the whole team involved in Birdsong have succeeded in creating a true piece of theatre. The fact that it is presented online just makes it all the more remarkable." ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
"The tenacity, ingenuity and momentum propelling this unique performance of Birdsong forward are precisely what theatre thrives on… ingenious” ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
‘Emotionally gripping tale with such extraordinary creativity… a staggering achievement’ ★★★★ Daily Mail
"As intimate as the very best kind of radio drama…. The acting is uniformly excellent" ★★★★ The Times (Critics Pick)
BIRDSONG for Original Theatre Company - available on 1st-4th July
After working on the directing team of Birdsong for four stage productions, we are creating a whole new online medium,
re-adapting, redesigning and redirecting, to be released on 1st July in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. For more information, including a brilliant online behind-the-scenes diary, visit birdsongonline.co.uk or check out the trailer below!
ORANGES & LEMONS for Coronavirus Theatre Club
Brickdust ventured into a new medium with Oranges and Lemons on Twitter Live for Coronavirus Theatre Club. The piece, performed by Larner Wallace Taylor, received over 7,000 views and can be seen via the Brickdust Twitter page.
ANOTHER MOTHER AT PARK THEATRE
Over the moon to be directing the brilliant new dark comedy Another Mother, created by Selina Cadell and written by Justine Mitchell. Starring these two incredible women, along with Jenny Rainsford and Maggie McCarthy, we're running at the Park in June. For more info and to book, please visit https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/another-mother
★★★★ FOR HOW LOVE IS SPELT
We're absolutely thrilled with four star reviews for How Love Is Spelt from Broadway World, Dress Circle Antics, The Upcoming, London Box Office, London Theatre1, London Theatre Reviews & Sardines Magazine as well as ★★★★ from The Stage:
Right up until the last scene, director Charlotte Peters dwells on the play’s painfully recognisable humour and warmly captured details, making for a show that is deeply funny without detracting from a gradually accumulating sense of melancholy.
We'd love to share this piece with you. To book, please visit https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/
NORMALITY AT THE OTHER PALACE
Thrilled to be directing a work-in-progress performance of Normality by Jules Kleiser & Nigel Reid at The Other Palace Studio this September. Book now at https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/normality
ASSOCIATE ON WAR HORSE UK & INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Very proud to be stepping up as Associate Director on the War Horse UK and International Tour which opened at the Glasgow SEC in January. For booking information, visit http://www.warhorseonstage.com.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS BEGINS A US TOUR
Thrilled to be Associate Director on An Inspector Calls which opens at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC for a month in November before playing in LA, Chicago and Boston until March.
SUNDAY AT THE MUSICALS AT LEICESTER HAYMARKET THEATRE
Preparations are almost complete for the upcoming musical variety show, raising money for LOROS. Rosemarie Ford is hosting the show, with numbers from a range of incredible performers including Kerry Ellis, Sam Bailey, Cassidy Janson & Karen Mav.
WAR HORSE OPENS AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Incredibly excited to be opening War Horse at The Lyttelton for two three-week stints, particularly the commemorative Armistice Day performance. For tickets and more information, please visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/war-horse.
TIMELESS TRANSFERS TO N16
Following the incredible response of Timeless, starring John Rayment, at the Camden Fringe
EDFRINGE: THE MUSICAL REVUE - PREVIEWS IN LONDON BEFORE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Having such fun directing Patrick Stockbridge's brand new show, EdFringe: The Musical Revue which previews at the Canal Cafe Theatre on 8th-10th June before running throughout the Edinburgh Fringe. Click here for previews & here for the Edinburgh Fringe!
BIRDSONG TO COMMEMORATE WW1 CENTENARY
Absolutely thrilled to be directing the 2018 national tour of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong for Birdsong Productions, with Alastair Whatley. For more information, or to book, visit birdsongthetour.com
DAN PICK'S THE MOUTH OF A SHARK AT VAULT FESTIVAL 2018
In a very exciting new venture for our new company, Brickdust, I'm very excited to be directing BBC Writer's Room playwright Dan Pick's latest work, The Mouth of a Shark at this year's VAULT Festival, starring Larner Wallace-Taylor. For more info and to book, visit brickdust.org.
BRICKDUST - A NEW ADVENTURE
Larner Wallace-Taylor and I are jumping into a new adventure. Having worked together and put the world to rights on numerous occasions, we're very excited to launch Brickdust. More info and our first production will be announced very soon!!
WAR HORSE - NATIONAL THEATRE'S UK TOUR
Very much looking forward to working with Katie Henry and the brilliant War Horse team as
Resident Director on the critically acclaimed production's upcoming national tour. For more information, or to book, visit warhorseonstage.com.
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR CASTE AT THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE
Over the moon to be working with seven incredible actors on Caste for The Finborough Theatre. Paul Bradley and Susan Penhaligon star alongside Ben Starr, Rebecca Collingwood, Isabella Marshall, Neil Chinneck and Duncan Moore. The show runs on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays throughout April. Visit finboroughtheatre.co.uk to book.