Charlie Parham

Director / Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Charlie is a director and writer for theatre, film and TV.  After founding theatre company Antic Productions as Co-Artistic Director with an inaugural production at the Victoria and Albert Museum, he has directed all four of the company's premiere productions of new plays. These recently included Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (“Wickedly enjoyable performances…Charlie Parham’s production skedaddles across the stage with real swagger” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian; **** “Beautifully absurd, extremely funny” –The Stage; **** “A glorious riot” – The Arts Desk) and School Play (**** Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard, The Stage). The company became an Associate Company of English Touring Theatre in 2018.

Charlie recently directed his third short film, Exit Eve, starring Thalissa Teixeira, Hattie Morahan, Julian Ovenden and Daisy Head. He previously directed Full English, which received official selection, awards wins and nominations at festivals worldwide. His first short film, Nightstand, was supported by Ian McKellen and Executive Producer Stephen Fry and distributed across UK cinemas and online by Peccadillo Pictures.

Also a writer and performer in DENIM, Charlie plays with the drag band playing throughout the UK and beyond. Recent appearances include acclaimed performances at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Soho Theatre (***** Scotsman), Underbelly, Trafalgar Studios, Almeida and Glastonbury Festival. 

Other television credits include original music composition and performing in upcoming drama Trigonometry (BBC), and working as script editor and assist to Creative Director Coky Giedroyc on The Sound of Music (ITV).

Short Films

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THE NIGHTWATCHMEN'S NATIVITY

2020

Soul Sanctuary

Co-Director with Coky Giedroyc.
Musical short film.

EXIT EVE

2019

Camille Gatin / Erebus Pictures

Director.
Written by Alex MacKeith.

FULL ENGLISH

2017

Antic Face / Seek Films

Director.
Written by Emily Carlton. Official Selection, Award Winner and Nominee at festivals worldwide.

NIGHTSTAND

2015

Try Hard Productions

Director.
Written by Amrou Al-Kadhi. Supported by Executive Producer Stephen Fry & Ian McKellen. Distributed by Peccadillo Pictures and played in Official Selection at festivals worldwide.

Television

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC (LIVE)

2015

ITV

Assistant Director / Script Editor.
Directed by Coky Giedroyc.

Theatre

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CARMINA VICTORIANA

2019

Wilton's Music Hall

Director.

CRYSTAL RASMUSSEN PRESENTS: THE BIBLE 2

2019

Underbelly / Soho Theatre

Co-Producer.

SUPERPULL

2019

Cockpit Theatre

Director.
Rehearsed reading. Written by Will Truefitt.

QU4RTER

2018

The Other Palace

Director.
Workshop and sharing of a new musical by Arun Blair-Mangat.

CLOSING

2018

Pleasance Theatre

Director.
Workshop and sharing of a new play by Alex MacKeith.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

2018

Rose Theatre Kingston

Associate Director.
Directed by Simon Dormandy.

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES

2018

Southwark Playhouse

Director.
UK Première and Jen Silverman’s UK debut; six OffWestEnd Award Nominations including Best Director.

THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF THE HOLLOW HEART

2017

RADA Festival

Director.
Rehearsed sharings of Isla van Tricht’s new play.

SCHOOL PLAY

2017

Southwark Playhouse

Première of Alex MacKeith’s debut play; OffWestEnd Award Nomination – Most Promising New Playwright.

FOR THOSE WHO CRY WHEN THEY HEAR THE FOXES SCREAM

2016

Tristan Bates Theatre

Director.
Première of Charlotte Hamblin’s debut play; OffWestEnd Award Nomination – Most Promising New Playwright.

HAMLET

2016

Théâtre National de Nice (2016 Shakespeare Festival)

Director.

INIGO

2015

Pleasance

Assistant Director.
Directed by Jonathan Moore.

HIPPOLYTOS

2014

Victoria and Albert Museum

Director.
Première of translation by Kenneth McLeish & Frederic Raphael. Ian Charleson Award nomination (Emma Hall).

VARIATION ON A THEME

2014

Finborough Theatre

Assistant Director.
Directed by Michael Oakley.

AS YOU LIKE IT

2014

Oxford Shakespeare Company & Wilderness Festival

Assistant Director.
Directed by Michael Oakley.

WAITING FOR GODOT

2014

Arcola

Assistant Director.
Directed by Simon Normandy.

SUMMERTIME

2013 - 2014

Arts Theatre West End

Director.
One-night-only musical galas.