Clare Bayley

Clare is a playwright (see writing credits below) and co-author of Playwriting, An Artists' and Writers' Companion. She teaches playwriting at TISCH/NYU London, mentors on the MA/MFA at Central School of Speech and Drama and is co-director of the MSt in Writing for Performance at Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education. Clare studied for an MA in playwriting at Birmingham University with David Edgar, where she wrote her first play Northern Lights. She lives in London.

London (Greater London)

Clare Bayley’s translation of George Sand’s unperformed play Gabriel opened in May 2022 as part of Oxford Playhouse Plays Out summer season. Other plays include After The Peace (longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2019), Family Trees (readings at Bolton Octagon 2019 and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), The Enchantment (National Theatre, London 2007) and The Container (Fringe First and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2007).

Clare also writes for radio (In The Van, The Secret Place, Portobello Beach).


Clare runs the Oxford Playhouse writers’ scheme, Playhouse Playmakers. She is co-author with Fraser Grace of Playwriting: A Writer’s and Artist’s Companion (Bloomsbury 2015) and teaches Playwriting and Creative Writing at Central School of Speech and Drama, Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education and New York University/Tisch School of Performing Arts.


Books, Film, Radio, Short story, Television, Theatre