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36 Facts About Charlie

Today is Charlie’s birthday! As she’s turning 36, we thought it would be a great opportunity for her to tell you some more about herself. Here’s 36 facts about The Arts VA’s founder…

Flowers, card with 'happy birthday' written on

  1. I have a son, Alfred, who is eight, and a daughter, Florence, who is three.

  2. My full name is Charlotte Louise and my maiden name is Boyle.

  3. My husband is an English teacher and I met him at Worcester University.

  4. We’ve been married ten years this year!

  5. I have a 1st Class BA Hons degree in Drama and Performance and a Masters in Producing Musical Theatre.

  6. I grew up in Buckinghamshire and recently moved back here after living in Hertfordshire for 13 years.

  7. I am dairy intolerant.

  8. I have a brother who is five years younger than me.

  9. My first pet was a Springer Spaniel called Jilly - I now have a Springer Spaniel puppy called Murray.

  10. I learned to drive when I was 32 years old and six months pregnant.

  11. The first show I saw was Beauty and the Beast.

  12. I’ve never broken a bone!

  13. I founded The Arts VA in 2018.

  14. I went to ballet, tap, singing and theatre classes when I was a child.

  15. When I was 18, I auditioned for drama school.

  16. I worked at Cameron Mackintosh Ltd for eight years.

  17. My first job was at Bay Trading.

  18. I worry a lot about being late!

  19. My first and only car so far is a Honda Jazz.

  20. I am really bad at napping!

  21. I haven’t had an uninterrupted night's sleep since my daughter was born over three years ago!

  22. I met quite a few celebrities when I worked front of house at Wyndham’s Theatre, my favourites being Kate Winslet and Jude Law.

  23. My favourite show is Les Miserables.

  24. My favourite flower is a daffodil.

  25. I used to think I couldn’t cook but I actually really enjoy it now.

  26. Although I do love a takeaway, especially a Chinese.

  27. If I need to relax or unwind I get outdoors.

  28. I really dislike a full inbox and unread emails - I find it very satisfying to sort this out.

  29. I always wear earrings and feel very odd if I don’t.

  30. I’ve never dyed my hair and I very rarely wear makeup.

  31. My engagement ring is a black pearl.

  32. I enjoy organising, sorting, labeling, tidying - anything!

  33. I have an allotment.

  34. My favourite place to work is on my sofa with a coffee and a blanket.

  35. The most beautiful place I’ve ever been is the Lake District.

  36. Spirits make me poorly! I stick to wine.

The Arts News

  • The Big Night of Musicals, the arena show which took place last month and was hosted by Jason Manford, will be broadcast on the BBC on Saturday 25 March.

  • Dates have been announced for the first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along. Performances will begin 19 September at the Hudson Theatre, running for 18 weeks.

Get in touch!


If you want to find out how you could work with The Arts VA, you can contact Charlie here. You can also read more about her in these blogs:





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