Charlotte Gittins is an actor, writer and documentary-maker. A seasoned improviser and graduate of the Central School of Speech & Drama, she is half of critically acclaimed double act Folie à Deux, and one-third of both Grand Theft Impro and three-woman impro company JCB.
In recent months, Charlotte has performed her début scripted solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, appeared at major festivals across Europe, and acted by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.
As one of the core cast of London’s annual Improvathon, she has survived numerous 50-hour shows. Less sleep-deprived performances include guest appearances in Norway’s Almost Ibsen: An Improvised Tragedy, Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker, Literary Death Match, This Is Your Trial, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show, 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 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.