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21st February 2020

Charlie Russell

We’ve lurked by the theatre stage door this week to catch Charlie Russell; the West End and Broadway star of the smash hit show, The Play That Goes Wrong. Together with her long-standing friends in the Mischief Theatre company, she has appeared in a hit parade of great shows, including The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Groan Ups, while Mischief Comedy have recently aired their first TV show on the BBC; The Goes Wrong Show.

Charlie talks to us on a huge repertoire of subjects; getting into drama school, the beginnings of Mischief Theatre, how Improv theatre works, what makes a good comedy actor, how pain is integral to great comedy, the difference between performing on TV and theatre, taking the show to Broadway, and what it was like to meet and work with the Hollywood director JJ Abrams.

So, exit stage left pursued by a bear and go listen.

You can follow her on Twitter.

And check out all the Mischief Theatre shows.

And the BBC’s Goes Wrong Show.

Her agent is Chloe Brayfield at AHA (Amanda Howard Associates).

The group’s great outdoor media was done by JHI Marketing.

Guest's Reading List

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Jon McGregor

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

The Tennant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë

His Dark Materials Trilogy

Phillip Pullman

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