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Peter Charlton

black and white head shot of a man

HANDSPAN THEATRE: Peter Charlton
Photograph (detail): © Jon Conti,1983

Creative team
Streetwise
The Haunted


Peter Charlton was a leading advocate for theatre-in-education and theatre for young audiences in Melbourne in the 1980s.

While Artistic Director of Children's Arena Theatre (now Arena Theatre), Peter wrote and directed Australia's first young people's play to be widely successful on the international stage - Wolf Boy.

Her was a close colleague of Handspan members and a Guest Artist with the company for Streetwise (1983) and in the early development of The Haunted (1985).

Peter died in 1989.