PRESENT LAUGHTER and SUDDENLY AT HOME
Claire is very excited to be playing the role of Liz Essendine in her first Noel Coward play, Present Laughter at the beautiful Victorian Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre (13-17 Aug) and Sidmouth Manor Pavillion (18-25 July) for Paul Taylor- Mills Rep. She will play the wonderfully contrasting role of Sheila in the thriller Suddenly at Home by Frances Durbridge in the same season (20-27 June).
VOICEOVERS FOR STUDIO CANAL
Claire has recently recorded documentary narration for the DVD re-release of Hammer film, Lust for a Vampire by Studio Canal
ORANGES & INK:
Claire played Aphra Behn in her new play about the 1st professional female writer's friendship with Nell Gwyn in thee recent successful run at Tristan Bates theatre in the West End. Details for the forthcoming tour in Autumn 2019, including dates at Wimbledon Studio and Stafford Gatehouse, can be found here: http://www.amonkeywithcymbals.co.uk/project-2/4576068249
Claire has just finished shooting an independent feature film, Goodbye Mary, on location in Malvern. She plays the role of Anne, a sculptor, who cannot forgive her friends' past misdemeanours.
HANDBAGGED and RELATIVELY SPEAKING:
Claire played the role of Mags in Handbagged by Moira Buffini and Sheila in Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Windsor Theatre Royal in the 2018 Paul Taylor-Mills Rep Summer Season. The shows also toured to Sidmouth Manor Pavillon and Chesterfield Pomegrate Theatre.
Claire plays Mrs Smith in the feature film Borley Rectory with Reece Shearsmith and Julian Sands. She plays the role of Mabel Smith in this ghostly tale, which is currently screening in many 2018 film festivals around the world.
THE MASKS OF APHRA BEHN:
Claire plays the first professional female writer, Aphra Behn, in a play about her time as a spy in the Dutch Wars for King Charles II. The show has just been performed in the RADA Festival, Women and War Festival and Edinburgh Festival and has toured the UK, including dates at New Wimbledon Theatre and Stafford Gatehouse. To see reviews and more information please visit: http://amonkeywithcymbals.co.uk/#/project-4/4576068251
Claire played Maggie in the classic play Hobson's Choice for the Paul Taylor-Mills Rep seasons at Chesterfield and Sidmouth summer 2017.