The Two Worlds of Charlie.F

Reviews

"A remarkable production" ‐ Buckingham Today

"I have seen thousands of plays in the 38 years I’ve been reviewing but none have been as honest and inspirational as the astonishing factual-based drama The Two Worlds Of Charlie F." Anne Cox reviews the show at the Wycombe Swan leg of the tour.

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"An astonishing piece of drama" ‐ Norwich Evening News 24

We have been chosen as one of the 'Six of the Best' Cultural highlights 'not to be missed' this week!!

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"A hugely entertaining piece of theatre" ‐ The Journal

"While the subject matter may not seem the most likely to produce laugh-out-loud comedy, The Two Worlds of Charlie F. somehow manages it."

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"A remarkable play" ‐ Newark Advertiser

"An astonishing production" The Newark Advertiser reviews Charlie F as it continues its run at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

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"A play that everyone should see" ‐ Nottingham Post

"The Two Worlds of Charlie F is an important play" - read more about what the Nottingham Post thought after our opening night in Nottingham.

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***** ‐ The Lady

"A masterpiece" "Unmissable" "As humbling as it is heroic". The Lady Magazine gives Charlie F a glowing 5* review.

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***** ‐ The Telegraph

"It's not one to be missed". A fantastic review by Dominic Cavendish for the Telegraph! 

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***** ‐ Libby Purves

We are thrilled that Libby Purves, who came to see last night's production of Charlie F in Richmond, enjoyed the show so much she has given it a 5* review.

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**** ‐ Quentin Letts

'From war heroes to stage stars' Quentin Letts thinks Charlie F is 'inspiring stuff'. 

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"If there is one show you see this year, let this be it." ‐ Essential Surrey

Another brilliant review for Charlie F following our performances at Richmond Theatre.

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"A story that demands to be told" ‐ The Stage

The Stage reviewer and man-about-theatre Mark Shenton was also in the house last night in Richmond and wrote this fantastic review of Charlie F...

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"Heart-wrenching and heart-warming" ‐ The Lady

"Humour takes centre stage." A wonderful little piece from The Lady after the saw the show in Richmond.

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**** ‐ The UpComing

"The Two Worlds of Charlie F is unlike anything you will have seen staged before". Another fantastic 4 Star Review for the show after last night's opening night in Richmond!

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Interviews with the Cast ‐ Wolverhampton Express and Star

Stewart Hill, Maurillia Simpson, Dan Shaw and Cassidy Little talk to the Express and Star about their time in the Armed Forces and their experience in the Charlie F company. 

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"They were simply, the "Best of British" ‐ Paddy's Arts Reviews

A very interesting piece about war on stage. Paddy Briggs' review of Charlie F and Oh! What A Lovely War.

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"A Remarkable Production" ‐ Buckingham Advertiser

“The Two Worlds of Charlie F is one of the most compelling and powerful productions you’ll ever see.” Have a read of what the Buckingham Advertiser made of our production.

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"This amazing troop are unique…Honest and inspirational" ‐ Buckingham Today

A great review of Charlie F following our opening night in Aylesbury!

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"This isn't like Miss Saigon" ‐ The Guardian

Cassidy talks to Matt Trueman of The Guardian stage about the show!

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"We hope people will find a confidence in themselves that they may or may not have had before" ‐ ATG

ATG - the ticket giant currently selling for four of our venues - interview our leading man Cassidy about the show.

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Charlie F on BBC London News

We were on BBC London news last night just before our first opening night performance in Richmond. If you missed it, you can see the full interview at 20:08 - available until 6.59pm tonight!

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"A Very Different Theatre of War" ‐ The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo talk to Swifty, Cassidy and Alice about Charlie F, Band of Brothers and suffering their injuries 20 years apart. 

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Cassidy on BBC Radio 4 with Libby Purves

Our leading man was once again telling the world (well...BBC Radio 4 listeners) just why they should come and see the show. A really great interview. Tune in 14:46 mins to listen.

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Aylesbury Mix 96 Radio Interview

Cassidy and Alice join the team of Mix 96 Radio to discuss The Two Worlds of Charlie F opening at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre tonight!

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Charlie F on The National News ‐ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Watch an interview with leading man Marine Cassidy Little on The National, the flagship nightly news and current affairs programme from Canada's public broadcaster, CBC.

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"Harrowing tales, truly told" ‐ The Globe and Mail

"What makes this show so strong are the shocking revelations coming out of the mouths of those who have lived these stories." Read more of what The Globe and Mail made of our production in Toronto.

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"This play will leave its mark on you" ‐ Toronto Life

"The variety-show format cuts through the grim realism with buoyant, playful vitality." - read Toronto Life's review of the show

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"It gave me back my life" ‐ Metro News Canada

Cassidy talks to Metro News about life before and after Charlie F and wearing shorts in -12 C.

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"A long road to the stage via Afghanistan" ‐ Toronto Star

“There’s an irony here,” concludes Little. “I gave up the whole performing thing, because I couldn’t get anywhere with it. So I went off and I went to war. I had to lose a leg to be performing on a Mirvish stage.

Isn’t it amazing how real life can be?”

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News Hour ‐ Global Toronto

"The U.K. theatre phenomenon that has given injured soldiers their voice back comes to Toronto...It's ok, you can stare!"

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Cassidy on CKDO Radio

"A project like this comes along and, like soldiers do, they've completely immersed themselves in it".

An early morning interview with our leading man (and soon to be father) Marine Cassidy Little on CKDO Radio! 

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Press for Guildford! ‐ Get Surrey

"This show is not just for the benefit of soldiers, not just for the six on stage...It will affect every single individual" - Marine Cassidy Little 

Click here to read more of the interview which also includes footage from our launch at G Live in Guildford last month. 

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Press for Bromley! ‐ Entertainment Focus

The Two Worlds of Charlie F is one of a trio of plays focusing on the forces and/or their sweethearts at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. 

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Press for Aylesbury! ‐ Bucks Free Press

"I am a man who likes getting in the river and seeing where it goes. If I get bored I just paddle faster." - Marine Cassidy Little

Click here to read more in Bucks Free Press' interview with our leading man Cassidy - we're also mentioned in the March edition of their magazine 'Elite' (p29)!

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The CBC meets fellow Canadian Marine Cassidy Little

In just over a week The Two Worlds of Charlie F will be opening in Toronto. For lead actor Marine Cassidy Little, it will be a return to his Canadian homeland to tell his and his cast's stories of war, injury and recovery. CBC radio's The Sunday Edition has produced a special documentary about the play, called The Two Worlds of Cassidy L - you can listen to it here.

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Cassidy charms the Norwich folk! ‐ Eastern Daily Press

"Blown from the theatre of war to a new stage in life."

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Article on Lt Col Stewart Hill ‐ The Western Telegraph

The Western Telegraph write a piece on our very own Lt Col Stewart Hill and his journey with The Two Worlds of Charlie F...

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ITV comes to the Newcastle launch

"A play that is based on the lives of injured servicemen and women is coming to Newcastle's Theatre Royal as part of its nationwide tour."

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Edinburgh Fringe - The Two Worlds of Charlie F ‐ Broadway Baby

*****

"The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a rare example of a play in which fiction and reality collide to create something very special indeed"

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F ‐ The Telegraph

*****

"The Two Worlds of Charlie F at Theatre Royal Haymarket was a deeply moving documentary play performed by real soldiers"

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F ‐ The Independent

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"Charlie F is the first time that real-life service personnel have appeared on stage to tell their own stories. It makes for an evening of rare, raw power"

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