Charlie is a former Resident Assistant Director at Sheffield Theatres and graduate of Birkbeck's MFA in Theatre Directing. He was a recipient of the John Fernald Award in 2017. He also has a First Class BA Honours degree in History from King’s College London.

He was the Resident Director on the War Horse UK & International Tour 2019-2020.

In 2017 he founded Kenber&Son with artist and designer RL Wilson, and has been making work in and around Sheffield, including Love Song and On Behalf of the People.

In 2014 he co-founded Pivot Theatre, a company committed to new writing and exposing the intricacies of contemporary life.

Charlie’s directing credits include: Singing in the Rain (Stagebox); Hairspray (Stagebox); Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein (Performance Lab, Sheffield); On Behalf of the People (2018 Tour; ‘Best Theatre Production’ Buxton Fringe); Love Song (The Holt, Sheffield); On Behalf of the People (NCMME/Tour); 4x15 (Sheffield Theatres); Inside and Outside of You (Theatre Delicatessen); FUSE (Sheffield Theatres), Couchsurfing (Hen & Chickens Theatre); Gulf (Camden People’s Theatre); DNA (Zoo Southside, Edinburgh); Broken Glass (Bloomsbury Theatre); The American Dream (Dogstar, Brixton) and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Greenwood Theatre & Questor’s Theatre/RSC Open Stages).

As Associate Director: Silk: The Eternal Road (UKCI, Beijing) and we’re here because we’re here (National Theatre/14-18 NOW).

His Assistant Directing credits include: Flowers for Mrs Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Habit of Art (UK Tour); Birdsong (UK Tour 2018), Flowers for Mrs Harris, The Nap, Waiting for Godot and Romeo & Juliet (all at Sheffield Theatres).

Photography by Edith Whitehead