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 teaches creative writing modules at London South Bank University. Clare studied for an MA in playwriting at Birmingham University with David Edgar, where she wrote her first playNorthern Lights. She lives in London.
Clare Bayley's most recent playFamily Trees will be given a rehearsed reading at Bolton Octagon on 15 November 2019, directed by Lotte Wakeham. On The March was commissioned by Oxford Playhouse in 2018 and was a promenade celebration of 100 years of women's enfranchisement performed in Oxford Town Hall. Pixel Dust was commissioned by Metta Theatre for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Blue Sky (2012) was developed at the National Theatre Studio and produced at Hampstead Downstairs, directed by Elizabeth Freestone. Clare's award-winning playThe Containerhas been performed in containers in Edinburgh, London, Cardiff, Baltimore, Melbourne and Canada. She wrote a film version for Breakneck Productions. Her English version ofThe Enchantmentwas directed at the National Theatre, Cottesloe directed by Paul Miller. She also scripted a number of devised plays, includingThe ShiftandBlavatskywith Andy Lavender (Young Vic Studio) and the promenade playThe Woman Who Swallowed a Pinwith Deborah Bruce. Clare has written radio plays for the BBC (includingThe Bringer of Sweets, The Secret Place, Portobello Beachand adaptations of her stage plays). Clare studied for an MA in playwriting at Birmingham University with David Edgar, where she wrote her first playNorthern Lights. She is co-author ofPlaywriting: A Writers' and Artists' Companion(Bloomsbury 2015).
Books, Film, Radio, Short story, Television, Theatre