Chronology



1966

Born 29 July at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Havering, Greater London to Percy Charles Ernest Charlton and Maud Ethel Charlton (née Smith), both workers at the Ford Motor Factory (respectively Dagenham and Basildon).

1984

Acted with Wet Paint Theatre Co. in 3 plays by Chris Ward - Love’s A Revolution, Amphibious Babies, and Cat Food


1985

What Are Neighbours For? premier at Fallen Angel, Islington


1988

Straight to the Top premier at London Lesbian and Gay Centre, Farringdon; transferred to Etcetera Theatre, Camden


1989

The World & his Wife premier at Camden Institute, St. Pancras; transferred to Duke of Wellington, Islington


1991

More About the Language of Love premier at New Copenhagen, King's Cross

1992

Fat Souls wins The South London Playwriting Festival; rehearsed reading at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon


1993

Fat Souls premier at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon


1994

Directed Amphibious Babies by Chris Ward at White Bear Theatre


1995

The World & his Wife revived at White Bear Theatre, Kennington; Two Faces (Groping in the Dark) reading at Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond


1996

Groping in the Dark premier at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon; transferred to Mermaid Studio Theatre, Blackfriars; Coming Up reading at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon


1997

Coming Up premiered at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon; rehearsed reading of Fairground Trip at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon

1998

Coming Up revived at Premio Candoni, Arta Terme, Italy; directed My Mother Is An Alien, Is That Why I'm Gay? in Brighton, Johnny Song by James Kenworth at Warehouse Theatre, and Lovers and Killers at Etcetera Theatre


1999

Family Affairs writer of 4 episodes, Pearson Television; directed Gob by James Kenworth at King’s Head Theatre


2000

Divine Vision reading at Swedenborg Hall, Holborn; The Pilgrim's Progress commissioned by Royal Shakespeare Company; directed Queer Dorset Bastard at Etcetera Theatre, Saved by Sex at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh


2001

ecstasy + GRACE premier at Finborough Theatre, Earls Court; Desires of Frankenstein premier at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park; directed Nihil by Gian Maria Cervo at Warehouse and Tommy at Maidstone Prison


2002

Desires of Frankenstein revived at Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh; Spirited Away rehearsed reading at Warehouse Theatre, Croydon; directed and wrote A Twist of Oliver at Maidstone Prison

2003

Directed Virginia Plane and Leonardo’s Ring at Etcetera Theatre


2005

I Really Must be Getting Off at White Bear Theatre, Kennington


2006

ecstasy + GRACE reading at Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Australia; Coward reading at Soho Theatre, London; directed Plastic Zion by Chris Ward at White Bear


2007

Battis Boy reading at Paines Plough Later, Trafalgar Studios, Westminster; Apeth film premier at Cannes Short Film Corner; Best Shot film premier at Wood Green Film Festival; Emotional Tribunal film premier at Mountview Theatre School


2008

Directed Histrionics by James Butler at Underbelly's Baby Belly 1, Edinburgh


2009

Fellow Creature premier at The Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre, Dalston

2010

Fellow Creature revived at One Act Play Festival, Lost Theatre, Stockwell


2011

Academic film premier at Portobello Film Festival; Coward excerpts reading at ScriptHouse, Soho House, New York, USA; Produced and acted in What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? film written & directed by Chris Ward, premiered


2012

Coward premier by Just Some Theatre Co. at The Met, Bury


2013

Coward revived by Just Some Theatre Co. on tour and at White Bear Theatre, Kennington; Battis Boy premier at The Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre, Dalston


2014

Directed Revolution Farm by James Kenworth at Newham City Farm


2015

Been on the Job Too Long premier at Theatre N16, Stoke Newington

2015

Directed A Splotch of Red: Keir Hardie in West Ham, tour of Newham libraries and community centres


2016

Been on the Job Too Long revived at North London Literary Festival, Hendon; Fellow Creature filmed in 360° at Middlesex University, Hendon


2017

Abdo's Consummation reading at FGM Conference, Middlesex University, Hendon


2018

Been on the Job Too Long revived at Talos Festival of Science Fiction Theatre, Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham


2019

Reformation premier at White Bear Theatre, Kennington; directed Alice in Canning Town by James Kenworth at Arc in the Park, Newham










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