Claire is a Glasgow-based playwright who was mentored by Peter Arnott at the Citizens Theatre Young Co in 2008.
In 2012 she was commissioned to write His Name Was John, a short play for the Titanic centenary, and went on to write and devise a further ten plays for touring company StreetLamp Theatre, including Man Points, Resigning and Seasoned. In 2014 she wrote and performed The Little Girl from 1945 at the Luminate Festival, before touring her two-hander Flight Mode around Northern Ireland; and in 2015 she wrote and performed Drive Time – a ten minute play written, rehearsed and performed in ten days – at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Claire’s play Losing Games was selected for the 2015 SQIFF festival at the CCA, and her surreal comedy The End of Things was performed at Acting Up in summer 2015, then at Wee Theatres Glasgow in winter. In 2016, Claire was commissioned by One Day Creative to write Wee Sleekit Cow'rin Tim'rous Beastie, a Burns play for a class of thirty children; her piece Undo New was workshopped at the Playwrights Studio Scotland's Stage to Page; her play Track Changes was shortlisted for the Camden Fringe, and she wrote Retrograde in Mercury, a short experimental piece for the Mixtape project at the Tron Theatre Glasgow; and The Ballad of Senga Rainie for Wit’s the Script at Platform Glasgow.
At the end of 2016, she toured her one-woman pantivity Goldilocks and the Three Gifts for three weeks in Ireland. Claire has co-written two plays: Stood at a Distance (2012) and Bright Young Thing (2015). Excerpts from her plays The Friend Request, Cardboard Mum and The Tour of Life Before the Dawn were presented at the Traverse by Wildfire Theatre in 2018. Her play Chasm was presented as part of IN-PROCESS at the Assembly Roxy in 2019, and her newest short play Desire Lines will feature in the MGA Festival of New Writing in April 2020.