Charlene James

Theatre, Film and TV Lily Williams, +44 (0)20 7393 4452 Email Lily Williams




World Productions
In Development

Adaptation of Charlene's play of the same name

New Pictures
In development
World Productions
In development
Director Emma Sullivan
  • Jodie Whittaker

    Episode for Series 12, co-written with Chris Chibnall. Aired in Feb 2020. 

    Producer Dominic Barlow
  • Matthew Goode
  • Teresa Palmer
    Badwolf for SKY
    Director Rachna Suri
  • Liv Hill

    Episode 5: Reclaim the Night. A moment in the experience of a 19 year old woman in Leeds in 1977.

    Producer Rachelle Constant

    Monologue piece as part of the BBC's The Break short films. 

    BBC for BBC 3



    Co-commission between Royal Court and Talawa.

    Royal Court, Talawa
    Manchester Royal Exchange
    Cuttin' It
    George Devine Award, Alfred Fagon Award, Best New Play (UK Theatre Awards), Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright
    Director Gbolahan Obisesan
  • Adelayo Adedayo
  • Tsion Habte

    Follows two 15 year-old girls from Somali backgrounds and their experiences of FGM. 

    Young Vic, Royal Court Theatre
    Director Tom Saunders

    Produced as part of a Young Theatre Makers partnership. 

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Director Monique Sterling
  • Helen Embleton
    Short play as part of Miniaturists 42
    Arcola Theatre
    New full-length play focusing on the effect of incest
    Talawa Firsts
    Grief and loss are explored in a play about what geography says about where you really are
    Maybe Father
    Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award 2009
    Producer Talawa Theatre Company
    Play about fatherhood and motherhood and the meaning of commitment
    Young Vic as part of 'Flipping the Script'



    Cuttin It'
    WINNER BBC Audio Drama Award

    Radio adaptation of her award winning play - about two 15-year old Somali girls and their experiences of female genital mutilation. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4