Artistic Director

Claire directed and performed in Open Sky’s first show The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables. She directed their next show Scorched and their second children’s show Hairy Fairy Tails. She is currently developing Cold and The Disappearing Act. Before founding Open Sky, Claire was a founding partner and Co-Artistic Director of RedCape Theatre. At Redcape she conceived, devised and performed The Idiot Colony (Fringe First, Total Theatre Award). She directed From Newbury With Love at the Newbury Corn Exchange and developed 1 Beach Road. Claire has also directed for Limbik Theatre, The Harbour (2010 Prague Festival Creative Award) and with Jammy Voo, she created and performed Something Blue. Claire was a finalist for the Samuel Beckett Award for her stage adaptation of Berta La Larga. All work referenced was funded by Arts Council England. Claire first studied theatre at Lancaster University and then at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is a guest lecturer at Hereford College of Arts and a Creative Ageing practitioner at Courtyard, Hereford. Claire is proud to be a working mum and splits her time between leading Open Sky and raising her daughter, Sukhi Belle.