Charli Eglinton is a 19 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,
- 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.
- Now 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 will be directing and producing a concert version of '8' in the Other Palace Theatre Studio space.
She has been invited to take the same concert version of ‘8’ to the Asylum Steampunk Festival this August Bank Holiday.
Charli is now also busy working on her next, original musical, 'Colours'.
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