Salty was performed as a companion piece to the RSC’s 2018 tour of Romeo & Juliet and tells the story of Rosaline, Romeo’s initial love interest. It was written by Charlie Josephine who played Mercutio in Erica Whyman’s production and whose recent plays I,Joan and Cowbois have been performed at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End.

Ryn Alleyne, who performs this solo piece, is a West London based actress who has recently graduated from LAMDA. Ryn has a love and passion for all things Shakespeare and theatre while also making an appearance on Mike Myers’ comedy series ‘The Pentaverate’ on Netflix!

Charlie Josephine is an actor and a writer. In early 2025 the Watford Palace Theatre will stage a new production of Charlie’s debut play ‘BitchBoxer‘ (winner of the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, British Council Showcase 2013, Holden Street Theatre’s Award 2013, Clonmel Theatre Award 2014 and Adelaide Fringe Award 2014). In 2023 their play ‘Cowbois’ opened at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon where it was nominated for Best New Play at the WhatOnStage Awards, before transferring to the main stage of the Royal Court Theatre in January 2024. It was co-directed by Charlie with Sean Holmes. In 2022 their play ‘I, Joan’ opened to great acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe: ★★★★★ “A gender-fluid revolutionary for our times. Intelligently epic…[and] also terrific fun.” The Times . ★★★★★ “Genuinely revolutionary…simmers with queer rebellion.” WhatsOnStage . ★★★★ “Joyous and unifying…A game-changer.” Evening Standard .  Charlie is an associate artist at the NSDF, a writer-in-residence at Headlong Theatre, and board trustee at Cardboard Citizens. 

Salty is licensed by arrangement with The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, LondonW11 4LZ, United Kingdom,

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