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Charlotte has recently finished playing the leading role of Dale Tremont in the Olivier award-winning production of Top Hat. Other roles have included Penny in Dirty Dancing, Patty in Grease and Bombalurina in Cats to name a few…watch this space for news of what’s next!
Charlotte has been dancing since the age of 3, where she trained under the watchful eye of her Aunt at the Godalming School of Dance. At the age of 18 she won a scholarship to train at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom where she studied dance and musical theatre for three years.
During her time at Laines Charlotte had the opportunity to perform several lead roles in college productions and also to work professionally, playing title roles in pantomimes over the Christmas period. All a brilliant foundation for what was to come.
Upon graduating Charlotte joined the West End Cast of Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre where she danced in the ensemble and covered the role of Penny. During this time Charlotte was lucky enough to meet choreographer Bill Deamer who gave her the chance to dance on stage at The London Palladium in his production of Fly With The Stars, performing the duet ‘Dancing in the Dark’ alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke, a duet originally created for Fred Astaire and Cyd Charis in the movie The Band Wagon.
Her next role as Tantomile in CATS took her over the seas to Germany, where she remained for 2 years as she then took on the role of Penny in the original Berlin production of Dirty Dancing. Berlin was an incredible experience for Charlotte, learning a new language and discovering a new country and a new way of life. As Dirty Dancing in Berlin came to end the German journey did not. Charlotte returned to England but it wasn’t long until Germany came calling and Charlotte was offered the chance to return to CATS, this time playing the role of Bombalurina in the European touring production.
Charlotte then returned to the UK and to Dirty Dancing, to reprise the role of Penny, this time in the first ever national touring production of Dirty Dancing, playing to sold out audiences and receiving rave reviews
Following this she joined the UK tour of Grease as Patty Simcox, also understudying and playing the role of Sandy, before being offered the opportunity of stepping in to Ginger Rogers’ shoes and playing the role of Dale Tremont in the West End production of Top Hat playing opposite Tom Chambers. Charlotte completed a three month run in the role at the Aldwych Theatre and can still be spotted across London on the posters and promotional material sporting the famous feather dress!
The following year Dirty Dancing returned to the West-End and with it so did Charlotte, reprising the role of Penny once more, before stepping back in to Ginger’s shoes taking the Olivier award-winning production of Top Hat off on tour around the UK and then on to Japan.
Post Top Hat projects have included Lets Dance Again at The Royal Festival Hall, bringing back to the stage some of Hollywood’s most loved movie musical numbers alongside a 20-piece orchestra. She also performed as one of the pro dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Charlotte feels incredibly blessed to have been able to make a career out of doing what she loves and would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support and belief, especially her Aunt, Carys, who taught her everything she needed to know and gave her the strength to believe it was all possible.
Below is critical acclaim for Charlotte's performances in the West End and Internationally.
"Charlotte Gooch is one of the most accomplished performers to grace the musical theatre scene."
"Charlotte Gooch is the whole package."
Seen and Heard International
"Gooch is bewitching, elegant and exquisite as Tremont."
Charlotte Gooch shines as a stunning dancer in a company which offers plenty of competition.
The British Theatre Guide
"A special mention must go to Charlotte Gooch, for a truly believable and fully rounded performance as Johnny's pregnant dance partner, Penny Johnson."
The strongest performance comes from Charlotte Gooch, as Penny Johnson, who was most recently seen starring as Dale Tremont in Top Hat. Her acting is perfect and when she dances, Charlotte demands the attention off the entire audience and always stands out when on stage.
West End Frame
"Charlotte Gooch’s Penny is nothing short of perfect,"
"Charlotte Gooch gives a fine performance as Penny Johnson, the dancer who falls pregnant. Impressing with her dancing and acting, Gooch becomes the driving force for the storyline."
"Johnny’s dancing partner Penny, played by the incredibly striking Charlotte Gooch, is certain to inspire women throughout the audience to take up dance lessons in an attempt to replicate her enviable style and on-stage presence."
"Charlotte Gooch absolutely thrilled as Penny – her dancing so effortless it was quite magical."
"Penny, played by Charlotte Gooch, never ceased to amaze as she put in string of show stopping dance routines that often had the audience's jaws on the floor."
"Charlotte Gooch is an absolute joy to watch."
"Charlotte Gooch is an absolute joy to watch."
Charlotte has performed in countless numbers of shows below is a short history of her journey and what she has achieved along the way.
Strictly Come Dancing
Lets Dance Again
The Royal Festival Hall
National Tour - Role of Dale Tremont
MEET PURSUIT DELANGE
British film - Featured dancer
Piccadilly Theatre, London - Role of Penny Johnson
Commercial for CSL
Aldwych theatre, London - Role of Dale Tremont
UK tour - Role of Patty Simcox, understudy Sandy
First ever National tour - Role of Penny Johnson
European tour - Role of Bombalurina
Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin - Role of Penny Johnson
Germany tour - Role of Tantomile, understudy Bombalurina and Demeter
fly with the stars
London Palladium - Dance partner to Anton-du-Beke
Aldwych theatre, London - Ensemble, understudy Penny
Charlotte gooch galleries.
Portfolio Images of Charlotte
Video of Charlotte playing Penny Johnson