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Clare brings over 25 years  freelance directing  experience to her work across a wide range of genres: new writing, classics, new musical theatre , contemporary comedy, open air Shakespeare and more. Clare was Associate Director for Alan Ayckbourn including 5 UK tours (2008-2015), associate artist for Cumbernauld Theatre, Scotland (2013-14) and a director for  Pitlochry Festival Theatre for two seasons (2015 & 2016).  From 2016-2018 Clare enjoyed critical acclaim as Director Stafford Festival Shakespeare at the pop up 1000 seat auditorium with a and generous 22m x 18m thrust stage Stafford Castle, a Medieval English Heritage site in the heart of England. Here she received critical acclaim for Othello (2016), The Tempest (2017) and Macbeth (2018). Since 2020 Clare has written two plays for experienced actors aged 55+: Men Don't Talk and Finding Mary. 

'In Clare Prenton’s beautifully-shaped production, Eva Traynor and Sarah Miele are heartbreakingly believable as Karen and Susie. It’s Billy Mack’s stellar performance as Laing that makes this play shine, though'

**** - 4 STARS, Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman 

'a triumph...fantastic...Featuring magic tricks, supernatural creatures, lightning and thunder storms, impressive singing, tap dancing, live music, and other special effects, this superb adaptation played out over the course of a captivating two hours and 45 minutes'
 5 Stars *****The Tempest, Stafford  - Justine Halifax, The Birmingham Mail 
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