Clare brings 20 years freelance directing experience to her work across a range of genres from new writing, classics, musical theatre and open air Shakespeare to comedy. She has worked all over the UK and Europe and writes for theatre and musical theatre (book & lyrics) in the UK and Korea. 2019 has seen Clare working closer to home in Scotland for: Play, Pie and A Pint (Glasgow), Traverse Theatre and Stellar Quines Theatre Company (Edinburgh), Playwrights Studio (Scotland) and The British Youth Music Theatre (Plymouth). 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 (2015-16). 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). In addition she also writes/adapts and collaborates with UK composers Craig Adams and David Hewson.