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 (2015-16). 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.
In 2020, Clare is writing and developing two three hander poignant comedies Finding Mary and Men Don't Talk as well as the Christmas musical written with David Hewson - The Accidental Time Traveller - after the novel by Janis Mackay . And the musical 'Defect' - written with Craig Adams - is available via Perfect Pitch Musicals Ltd.
'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 (2019)