Charles Way was born in Devon in 1955. He trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College in London then joined Leeds Education team for which he wrote his first professional play in 1978. He became resident writer at Theatre Centre in London and has since written over thirty plays, many especially for young people. His plays include The Flood (published by Collins), Witness (Duke Playhouse, Lancaster), She Scored For Wales and In Living Memory. Adaptations include On the Black Hill, and Ash On A Young Man's Sleeve. Charles has also written several large-scale community projects including the opera, A Song of Streets, for the Welsh National Opera and the people of Cardiff and Bordertown for Monmouth.