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Charlie is a UK-based songwriter who writes primarily for Musical Theatre, although her extensive catalogue spans a wide variety of genres. She collaborates with a multitude of artists and is currently working closely with new record label Westway Music, writing original material for some of the biggest stars of the West End stage. 


In 2023, Charlie’s song ‘Battlefield’ was the first single for Kerry Ellis ft Sir Brian May from Kerry’s album ‘Kings and Queens’, which went on to enjoy national and international radio play on stations such as Magic FM and BBC Radio 2 (Elaine Paige show).  


In 2019, Charlie's first musical 'Gretel!' (book by Liv Warden) debuted at The Other Palace Studio for a brief sold-out run. Since then, the work has undergone extensive changes and in 2023, in its new form 'The Clockwatcher', the show was selected as one of the winning works for the Overture programme. This development scheme culminated in an industry showcase at The Other Palace in December 2023. 'The Clockwatcher' is currently in development with MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton. Additionally, Turner & Warden's new musical - 'Lightning Boy' will be workshopped by National Youth Music Theatre as part of their 2024 season.


Charlie is a member of Mercury Musical Developments’ Advanced Writers Lab 1, along with some of the best musical theatre writers in the UK. 


Charlie has worked with many artists and hit songwriters including X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Grammy Award winner Rob Davis, and other hit writers such as Pam Sheyne and Tim Fraser. She has recorded in some of the best studios in the world, including Abbey Road Studio 2, The Pool Studios and The Umbrella Rooms.

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Photo credit: Nick Kent Photography
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Musical Theatre writing duo creating fun, heartfelt family shows with tongue-in-cheek humour and contemporary pop soundtracks.

“Liv and Charlie, as young women on trend, have created something fresh and exciting. They are proving why theatres should be investing in young female writers and creatives.”
- That Stagey Blog


Charlie Turner and Liv Warden have been best friends since they were 11 years old and since then have made it their mission to make each other laugh as much as possible.

As a writing team, their musical theatre debut was 'Gretel!', which had a short sold out run at The Other Palace in 2019 and went on to be developed into 'The Clockwatcher'. The pair presented an excerpt of the show in 2023 as one of the winning teams at the inaugural Overture Artist Showcase to an industry audience with a cast featuring Julian Ovenden, Luke Bayer, Laura Baldwin, Amy Cooke-Hodgson and Mared Williams.

'The Clockwatcher' is currently in development with MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton. In addition, Turner & Warden's new show 'Lightning Boy' will be workshopped as part of the National Youth Music Theatre's 2024 season (director: Tania Azevedo). 

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"Just beautiful - a brand new classic. I really enjoyed playing on it. It's gonna be a lasting treasure."

Sir Brian May, on "Battlefield" 



A selection of Charlie's work from Spotify.
"In The Wings" is a YouTube series created in the first Covid lockdown of 2020 to shine a light on shows that were adversely affected by the pandemic. Here is a clip of West End star Laura Pick (Elphaba in Wicked) singing "Rewrite Our Stories" from 'Gretel The Musical'.


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