Charlotte Conquest

Charlotte works successfully in a range of genres having directed musicals, new writing, opera, classical texts and television.

Her career began working full-time as Associate Director at the Northcott, Exeter. She directed many shows during her 3 years there, including Ayckbourn’s BEDROOM FARCE, Bennett’s SINGLE SPIES, a newly adapted version of THE TURN OF THE SCREW, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, NORTHANGER ABBEY and A CURLEW’S CRY.

Charlotte since then has enjoyed working on a variety of freelance projects including re-directing the West End production of ABIGAIL’S PARTY for a national tour (Hampstead/ Bath Theatre Royal),directing ELSIE AND NORM’S MACBETH (Salisbury Playhouse and UK tour), tour director on LONDON CUCKOLDS (Royal National Theatre), resident director on SOUTH PACIFIC (Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, choreographed by Matthew Bourne at The Royal National Theatre), Associate director on STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL (West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Director on many productions for Guildford School of Acting including LEGALLY BLONDE, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA and SPRING AWAKENING, Director and book writer on NOT THE END OF THE WORLD (YMT at Edinburgh festival), Director for a variety of productions for Oxford based Creation Theatre including SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS, AS YOU LIKE IT, TWELFTH NIGHT, ROMEO AND JULIET,RAPUNZEL, SNOW QUEEN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OTHELLO, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ALADDIN, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE OXFORD PASSION, HENRY V, KING LEAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, COMEDY OF ERRORS and DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Assistant Director on OTHELLO (Royal Shakespeare Company), Choreographer on CHERRY ORCHARD (Headlong), AUGUSTINE’S OAK(Shakespeare’s Globe), ORFEO (Kent Opera and Bath Theatre Royal), CINDERELLA (Northcott Theatre)and INLAND SEA (Wilton’s Music Hall).

Other recent directing credits include ROMEO AND JULIET,TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES (Guildford Shakespeare Company), COLE (Yvonne Arnaud), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Alex Parker Productions at The Yvonne Arnaud) and a new version of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, performed in Norwegian in the centre of Oslo.

Charlotte has worked for the BBC directing several episodes of DOCTORS and has developed new sitcom scripts for TELEVISION ARTS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE at Teddington Studios.

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