Claire is now an award-winning Actor / Writer!
The Masks of Aphra Behn and Oranges & Ink (which Claire both starred in and wrote) recently streamed in a double bill in the OFF Online Fringe Festival. Oranges & Ink was awarded an OnComm Award by Off West End which recognises "the best work that is now being presented online during the Covid-19 lockdown".
THE LAST TWITCH:
Claire is currently filming the role of Pauline in the comedy horror feature, The Last Twitch. It is the sequal to The Snarling which is on release on Amazon Prime.
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 just came out on Blu-Ray and Amazon Prime after screening at international film festivals for which it won numerous awards.
THE SECRET LETTER
Claire recorded the audiobook of The Secret Letter for Harper Collins last December. It is now available to listen to on Audible and Google Play.
Claire has been playing the role of Phyllis in Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, Season's Greetings at the Manor Pavillion Theatre this November, to great reviews.
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 on tour for Paul Taylor- Mills Rep.
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. There was also a short tour in Autumn 2019, including dates at Wimbledon Studio and Stafford Gatehouse: http://www.amonkeywithcymbals.co.uk/project-2/4576068249
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.
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