CHARLIE DUPRÉ

Writer

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Charlie graduated from the Jerwood/Arvon Playwriting Mentorship Programme in 2020. He is currently working on two new theatre productions with Platypus Theater and Monstress Mess. His first ensemble play, MACBLAIR played at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes to critical success, and was one of The Scotsman’s Top 6 hot picks for political shows 2017. In 2019, its sequel, BORIS REX was nominated for an Off-Westend Award during its run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. 

As a spoken word artist, he performed at festivals such as Latitude, In The Woods, Secret Garden Party, Soundwave and Troyfest, was a four-time Hammer and Tongue National Slam Finalist and BBC Slam Finalist. 

His first solo show, THE STORIES OF SHAKEY P re-imagined the Bard as a playground battle rapper, and premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, before showings at the Arcola, the Roundhouse, Trafalgar Studios and the RSC. 

In 2014, his second live theatre show, PHILOSORAPPERS, re-told the entire history of Philosophy via a kinetic mish-mash of rap, comedy and solo performance, and in 2016 he won the Rising Star award at the Let's All Be Free Film Festival for his Arts Council-funded short film, FAUSTUS: REMIXED.