Claire has worn many hats over the course of her career and currently divides her time between directing, producing, Stagescripts, theatre programming at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton and costumes.
She read English and Drama/Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway College, London University and has attended the Stage One Producers Course.
She started in the profession as assistant to the Principal of the Guildford School of Acting from where she diversified in to teaching drama in a number of Surrey prisons. She was offered the opportunity to work with theatrical agency John Redway and Associates and was shortly running the personal management side of Hobsons International.
Following a career break to raise a family and home educating both children, she returned to the profession as a producer and has since moved into directing and costume. She is also agent and advocate with rights manager Stagescripts and programmes two seasons a year at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton. Earlier in 2019 she has worked alongside Paul Taylor Mills as Co-ordinator of the inaugural MTFestUK at the The Other Palace, showing-casing new musical theatre.
Claire is currently producing the European Premiere of award-winning New Zealand play Anahéra by Emma Kinane at the Finborough theatre. She directed a rehearsed reading of Nicholas McInerny’s play LAZYeye in February at Above the Arts and and a rehearsed reading of Albert Belz’s Astroman for the Vibrant Season at the Finborough. Later in the year she will be producing and directing Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings for a run at the Manor Pavilion in Sidmouth, Devon in November.