Charlie Russell

Feb 21, 2020, 05:05 AM
We’ve lurked by the theatre stage door this week to catch Charlie Russell; the West End and Broadway star of the smash hit show, The Play That Goes Wrong. Together with her long-standing friends in the Mischief Theatre company, she has appeared in a hit parade of great shows, including The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Groan Ups, while Mischief Comedy have recently aired their first TV show on the BBC; The Goes Wrong Show.

Charlie talks to us on a huge repertoire of subjects; getting into drama school, the beginnings of Mischief Theatre, how Improv theatre works, what makes a good comedy actor, how pain is integral to great comedy, the difference between performing on TV and theatre, taking the show to Broadway, and what it was like to meet and work with the Hollywood director JJ Abrams.

So, exit stage left pursued by a bear and go listen.


You can follow her on Twitter.
And check out all the Mischief Theatre shows.
And the BBC’s The Goes Wrong Show.
Which is now available on Amazon.
Her agent is Chloe Brayfield at AHA (Amanda Howard Associates).
She has also appeared on Griefcast.
The group’s great outdoor media is done by JHI Marketing.

Book Recommendations: 

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë 
His Dark Materials Trilogy by  Phillip Pullman