Charli Eglinton is a 20 year old, 

one person creative team, 

devising new, original musical theatre 

(concept, book, music, lyrics, and artwork).

- Age 13 Tim Minchin and Dennis

Kelly chose her original scene,

song and new character to be

performed by the cast of 'Matilda

the Musical' at the Cambridge

Theatre, as part of a national

competition by the RSC, ‘Write

Here Write Now’.

- Age 15 she wrote a feature

length Disney screenplay, 'Switched' (based loosely on the 'Prince and the Pauper') with 10 original, fully produced songs which was favourably critiqued by a Disney Theatrical producer in New York.

- Age 17 she wrote an original,

anime inspired J-Rock musical,

'Eternally Yours'.

- Aged 18 she wrote an original

Steampunk opera called '8', a sung

through show, consisting of 41

pieces of music, stylistically blurring 

the line between opera and musical

theatre, while incorporating elements

of ballet to help tell the narrative.

She was invited to perform a few

songs from the show at the Asylum

Steampunk Festival in Lincoln (the

largest of its kind in the world) in the

summer of 2018, which attracted BBC

Radio Lincolnshire to interview her

and air some of the show’s music live.

- Age 19 and self producing ‘8’, in February, she held a professional concept album recording of the show at Fiction Studios, Holborn, with an original cast of 5.

In July, she directed and produced a sold out run of '8' in the Other Palace Theatre Studio space.

She was invited to take the same version of ‘8’ to the Asylum Steampunk Festival in the August Bank Holiday (which also sold out).

In September, she held another professional concept album recording for 'Eternally Yours' at Soho Sonic Studios, Oxford Circus.

In November, Charli completed her next musical, an original, Celtic inspired show, 'Colours'.

- Age 20 she wrote an original screenplay called '12 Days' which won Best Screenplay at the 2020 London Independent Film Festival. 

In February, she was one of four international winners of the 2020 NMI New voices project, showcasing new musical theatre by under 25 year olds in Hollywood.

In April, she finished writing her fourth show 'Fallen', a biopic musical about 17th Century scientist, Robert Hooke, with an original math rock score.

In May, she recorded and engineered a concept album for Fallen (recorded by a full cast remotely during Lockdown!).

The title song 'Colour' from her show 'Colours' was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize and performed by West End star, Fra Fee. 

She is now currently working on her fifth musical 'Bound'.

This five minute animated except of '8', animated by Charli,  won BEST SHORT FILM and OVERALL WINNER of the 2019 Moving Image Awards, judged by the BFI and industry film 


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