Charlotte Bond took part in both previous 14/48 Leicester festivals. She is an actor, singer, ukulele player and cat lover and is a stalwart supporter of theatre in Leicester. Last year Charlotte was one of New Perspectives Emerging Perspectives Company. She describes herself as ‘The Patron Saint of the Y’
Charlotte has this to say about her experiences with 14/48.
‘The thing that stays with me the most is the way it feels like a family gathering.. and that hasn’t come from the fact that this year will be my third 14/48. It was there from the very start, when I first sat in the theatre for the meeting on Thursday night, worried that I didn’t know anyone.. but I felt like I belonged. The Y has become our home, our castle.
When you arrive through those stall doors, you are already home and already adopted into the fold.
There is such a wide variety of personalities but it just seems to work – we all just get along and create something absolutely wonderful from just one idea. And the differing personalities mean that every mini-company formed for each play is absolutely unique and even one person changed would result in a completely different outcome. But the magic of 14/48 and the fact that everyone wants to be a part of it, means it just works.
It is the most flexible, challenging, nourishing creative process I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.’