Charlotte Gittins is an actress, writer and documentary-maker. A seasoned improviser and graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, she is half of Folie à Deux, one-third of Grand Theft Impro and JCB, and an unquantifiable fraction of Monkey Toast.
In recent months, Charlotte has performed and taught at major festivals in Austria, Italy and Holland, acted and improvised by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and made guest appearances in shows including Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker with Paul Merton and Almost Ibsen: An Improvised Tragedy with Norway’s Det Andre Teatret.
As one of the core cast of London’s annual Improvathon, she has survived numerous 50-hour shows. Her less sleep-deprived appearances include Marcus Brigstocke’s Unavailable For Comment and Ross Noble’s Evening of Improvisation with Special Guests.
An inveterate accent chameleon, Charlotte has lent her voice to the likes of BBC Four, Blackberry and the V&A. She has also acted on BBC Two and Three, featured in a number of short films and plays, and, when nobody’s looking, has been known to sneak surreptitiously behind-the-scenes to make BBC arts, music and history films.
Miss Charlotte Gittins is uncommonly fond of theatricals, be they afore-written or extemporaneous; indeed, if there are boards within her vicinity, she is wont to tread upon them. Her honeyed tones and consumptive pallor have graced both stage and screen, and, when not shewing off, she is often to be found documenting matters artistic, literary or historical for one of the nation’s most beloved acronyms. A creature of sesquipedalian tendencies, she attacks bons-mots, errant apostrophes and exquisite biscuits with all the untamed ardour of a jubilant puppy. Home Counties repression precludes her from confessing her undying love for Earl Grey.