Girl Who Stole Time

On the run from thugs in Victorian London, street-walker Charlotte and her irrepressible mother Queenie take shelter in the creepy home of Professor Crack, an eccentric academic with a demonic time machine in his basement. Catapulted into twenty-first-century London, the sometimes hapless but often courageous duo discover a brave new world of glass and steel, baffling tech and alarming fashion choices. When Charlotte realises this is the perfect home for a woman of her untamed, independent nature, her fight to remain in the present is set in motion.


A punk-rock, grimy but colourful adventure-comedy with a fierce young woman at its heart. From the award-winning creative team behind Skeletons, critics favourite and winner of EIFF’s Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature.




  • Writer / Director

    Nick Whitfield

  • Produced by

    Paul Welsh

  • Financed by

    BFI / Creative England

    Screen Scotland

  • Based on ‘My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time’ By Liz Jensen (Bloomsbury)


    "A delightful read, fuelled by love, time travel and Viagra, with anachronistic vacuum cleaners tidying everything up" Daily Express


    "A startling pastiche of gothic horror laced with tongue-in-cheek burlesque humour and packed with bawdy, irreverent characters" Waterstone's Books Quarterly


    "Here we have a jeu d'esprit - part science fiction, part fairy tale ... It is airy, entertaining stuff" Katie Owen, Sunday Telegraph


    "Wickedly funny and fantastical gothic farce ... a pitch-perfect voice packed full of little comic detonations" Independent on Sunday