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Charlotte Westenra

About Charlotte Westenra

Charlotte is a stage director and dramaturg specialising in political theatre and new writing, with an emphasis on the development of British musicals.

She recently directed two sold out runs of AGREEMENT at The Lyric Theatre Belfast and the Irish Arts Centre New York by award-winning playwright Owen McCafferty which drew praise from critics and political heavyweights Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Charlotte has been recognised for numerous awards, including the BWW Irish Award for Best Director for AGREEMENT, a 2006 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre as associate director to Nicolas Kent for BLOODY SUNDAY – SCENES FROM THE SAVILE INQUIRY. She received a nomination for a 2006 Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice Award for GLADIATOR GAMES; the same play was part of a season at Stratford East, which was nominated for the 2007 Olivier Award for outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. WAITING FOR LEFTY was a finalist for 2003 James Menzies Kitchin Award for Young Directors (BAC).

She co-wrote the synopsis for Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet STRAPLESS for the Royal Opera House.

 

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • AGREEMENT
    • Lyric Theatre, Belfast/Irish Arts Centre, New York
    • by Owen McCafferty at the Lyric Theatre Belfast for the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement;
    • THE WICKER HUSBAND
    • Watermill Theatre
    • by Darren Clark (music and lyrics) and Rhys Jennings (book)
    • INDECENT PROPOSAL
    • (Southwark Playhouse
    • by Michael Conley (book and lyrics) and Dylan Schlosberg (music)
    • OUR GIRLS, OUR GAME
    • British Youth Music Theatre
    • e by Victoria Saxton (book) and Vikki Stone (music and lyrics)
    • ON HOSTLE GROUND
    • Royal & Derngate’s “Made in Northampton” new musical theatre festival
    • by Juliet Gilkes Romero (book), Michael Henry (music) Darren Clark (lyrics) and co-created by Charlotte Westenra
    • A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN
    • London Library
    • by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Linda Marshall Griffiths and staring Nina Sosanya
    • THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
    • Southwark Playhouse/ Stream.Theatre
    • by Richard Hough (book and lyrics) and Ben Morales Frost (music)
    • I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
    • The Chiswick Playhouse
    • THE DICKENS GIRLS
    • BYMT, New Wolsey, Ipswich
    • THE RETURN OF SOLDIER
    • Hope Mill Theatre, New Wolsey
    • TALKING HEADS
    • Gala Theatre, Durham
    • SHANGRI-LA
    • Finborough Theatre
    • VENICE PRESERV'D
    • Spectators’ Guild
    • BRAZIL
    • Secret Cinema
    • CASABLANCA
    • Secret Cinema
    • THE INCREDIBLE DOCTOR GUTTMAN
    • Karen Simpson Productions
    • SUNSET BABY
    • Gate Theatre
    • TITANIC; SCENES FROM THR BITISH WRECK COMISSIONER'S ENQUIRY
    • Mac, Belfast
    • EZRA
    • Bush Theatre 66 Books
    • 2 JOHN
    • Bush Theatre 66 Books
    • ZEPHANIAH
    • Bush Theatre 66 Books
    • DECADE
    • 503
    • MY DAD'S A BIRDMAN
    • Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
    • by David Almond
    • HONK HONK YOU DONKY DONK
    • Old Vic
    • by Jack Thorne, as part of the Celebrity 24 Hour Plays 2011
    • ABOUT BILL
    • Landor Theatre
    • BLAIR'S CHILDREN
    • Cockpit Theatre
    • GLADIATOR GAMES
    • Sheffield Studio and Theatre Royal Stratford East
    • WHEN FIVE YEARS PASS
    • The Arcola
    • HOW LONG IS NEVER
    • With Nicolas Kent
    • BLOODY SUNDAY
    • Tricycle
    • With Nicolas Kent
    • JUSTIFYING WAR
    • With with Nicolas Kent
    • WAITING FOR LEFTY
    • Battersea Arts Centre
    • LOWER NINTH
    • Donmar at Trafalgar Studios
    • KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
    • FROST/NIXON
    • Associate Dirwctor ti
    • PIAF
    • Donmar West End at the Gielgud and Vaudeville respectively
    • Associate Director to Jamie Lloyd