Hi! We are BRITNEY, a sketch duo made up of Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson.


Thanks for coming to our website you legend! We just updated it so this is cool to have you! Here you can see us as part of Charlie Perkins' amazing 'Paddock', live comedy filmed for Channel 4!

Nice news for 2020!

We're super excited to announce that we're performing a brand new hour of material at this year's VAULT Festival in March 2020 - more on that v soon. 

But who are we first?

Where the heck have these teens sprung from? We brought our first show, Britney, to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and 2017 VAULT Festival, where it was recommended by The Guardian, London Evening Standard and Time Out. Britney then went to the Battersea Arts Centre for two sell-out runs, and in April 2019 we sold out at the Soho motherf***ing Theatre baby which was so nice honestly. It was really a good time. 

Our second show was called John, and was about a (very) failed attempt to make a documentary while we Greyhound-Bussed around America as naive teens. We've only done that in Edinburgh in 2017, but we'd like to take it across the pond so let us know if you know any wealthy and foolhardy New York theatre-owners. Sort of joking but also our DMs are wide open. 

We have been writing together since we were approx 14 years old, and this year (the year of our Lord 2020) we're working hard on a scripted TV project (ooOOoh) with Drama Republic, as well as some exciting and secretive new things... Don't ask us. We can't tell you. Get us drunk. 

We are both represented by Kitty Laing and Charlotte Davies at United, so please get in touch with them if you so wish, or through the contact form on our site, or on Twitter or old-fashioned msn for god's sake we love a chat. 

Our first two shows were directed by the wickedly talented Emily Burns, who is too busy and important for us now but who we are forever indebted to. 

Ellen Robertson theatre comedy britney



Charly played the lead role of Marnie in Channel 4’s “must-see” 6 x 45’ comedy-drama series Pure, giving what Digital Spy describe as a “star-making performance”. She is a Graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The girl's a superstar. She presented two BAFTAs this year. She's currently filming a movie! Hot dang.

Ellen Robertson theatre comedy britney



Ellen is having a nice time doing her first TV - a super fun Agatha Christie called 'The Pale Horse', and a beaut Welsh show called 'In My Skin'. She currently appears in Mike Bartlett's 'Snowflake' at the Kiln Theatre until January 2020. She is also writing a new play (but she always says that). The girl is - can't stress this enough - obsessed with football.

Alex Cartlidge theatre comedy britney producing



Alex is currently studying at the NFTS. He runs the monthly charity comedy night Country Mile Comedy Club at the Star of Kings. At University he tour managed the Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show, and the Cambridge American Stage Tour. He's a very nice boy. Look at that smile. He's trustworthy and kind.