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Charlie Cridlan

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Biography

Charlie trained at The University of Kent Canterbury & Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she received The John Elvery Prize for Theatre Design and works freelance as a Designer, based in London.

Most recent Set & Costume designs:
"The Magic Flute", Peacock Theatre, London, directed by Mathew White (also "Little Shop of Horrors" at Ambassadors Theatre, London). She first worked with Mathew on their production of "A Little Night Music" at Chelsea Theatre.
"Labyrinth" - site specific production in Kennington Park, "The Bald Soprano" and "Macbeth", Oval House Theatre.
"Uncle Vanya" directed by Hugh Fraser, Wilton's Music Hall, London.
"Brixton Stories" written and directed by Biyi Bandele, Lyric Hammersmith.
"Imogen" directed by Toby Clarke, Oval House Theatre, London & tour - "Imogen" was Critics' Choice and given five stars in TIMEOUT, Feb 2006.
"Woody Allen's Murder Mysteries" directed by Janey Clarke, Warehouse Theatre, Croydon - "Innovatively staged�Allen's mock-Chandleresque thrillers set in 1940's New York look impressively chic, thanks to designer Charlie Cridlan." - THE INDEPENDENT Jan 2006.

Other Credits include:
"Jago" (a new commission by Mike and Kate Westbrook), "Tosca" and "The Pearl Fishers" , Wedmore Opera.
"Maria Marten, Murder in the Red Barn", "The Front Page", "Everyman", "Travelling Light" and "Love's Labours Lost", Bristol Old Vic Theatre.
"The Devils", Awake Union Theatre.
"Goblins Don�t Scare Us", "The House That Nat Built" Derby Playhouse/New End Theatre.
"Oh! What a Lovely War", "Godspell" and "Pippin" London Studio Centre.
"A Little Night Music", "The Children" Chelsea Theatre.
"The Threesome" directed by Derek Goldby, The Rose Theatre.

Film and TV:
Production Designer on films for HTV Bristol, Channel 4 and Brownian Motion Pictures.
Stylist on "I'm famous and Frightened", "Extreme Makeover", Endemol/Living TV.

Costume Design:
"Big Brother's Cinderella" Channel 4.

Associate Designer:
English Touring Theatre: "Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", "Hamlet."

Charlie has worked on Opera Designs in Germany and Austria (The Ring Award for the Shauspielhauz, Gratz) and designed touring seasons for Whitehorse Theatre, Germany.
She has taught Design and Scenic Painting at Mountview Theatre School, Rose Bruford College & University College School.
Her design for the exhibition "Ignorance & Want, The Social Conscience of Charles Dickens" can currently be seen at The Charles Dickens Museum, Doughty Street, London.