Join us on the 5th of April as actor Charles Sharman-Cox performs three poems by T.S. Elliot

The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
Ash Wednesday
The Waste Land

Charles Sharman-Cox is an actor, writer, director for film and theater. Following his
appointment as Associate Director at the Palace Theater, Westcliff where he directed
plays by writers as diverse as Jean Genet, Agatha Christie and Victoria Wood, he set up
Drums & Thunder, a production company that continues to produce new work for both
theater and film.


For theatre he adapted and directed Bill Bryson’s hilarious, best selling travel book, “The
Lost Continent” which he later reworked for BBC World Service Radio and most
recently Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.
For film he adapted, directed and appeared in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart”
winning ten global awards including the Best Actor Statuette at Global Shorts in Los
Angeles, the Best Horror Award at the Cannes Short Film Festival and Best International
Short Film at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in California.


In 2022 his screenplay “In Absentia” was selected by the Hamburg Film Awards
and Madrid’s Snow Leopard International Film Festival and following the film’s completion
in 2023, it won Best Short Film at the Toronto Awards Film Festival, the International
Motion Picture Awards and the Purple Sky International Film Festival.
In May 2025 Charles will present “Sovegna Vos” at Berwick Church, Polegate in East
Sussex where, in the 1940’s, the Bloomsbury artists, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and
Quentin Bell were commissioned to completely decorate the 12th century church with a
series of stunning murals. All proceeds from this performance will go to the Berwick
Project for the ongoing upkeep of both the church and the Bloomsbury paintings.