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Claire Cartwright is an actress, writer and producer and one of the founding members of Clamour Productions.
Current writing projects include;
Mercury 13; a play based on the first American women to undergo the testing and training for space travel in the 1960s.
Baby Shambles; A sitcom based around a London nursery.
Other works in the pipeline are a play about Claire's great aunt, the mathematician Dame Mary Cartwright, one of the founding theorists of the Chaos Theory. Claire also writes sketch comedy.
As an actress Claire’s most recent theatre credits include; Alkaline (Park Theatre), Macbeth (Kyrgyz State Theatre), Somnai (Site Specific), Black Lives, Black Words (Bush Theatre), HOMO (Rosemary Branch Theatre), The Mousetrap (WEST END), A Christmas Carol (Pleasance Theatre), Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice (London Contemporary Theatre), Thark (Park Theatre), The Pitmen Painters (National Tour and WEST END), Orion's Hat (Tristan Bates Theatre), Henna Night (Pleasance Theatre), The Alchemist (White Bear Theatre), After Liverpool (Unicorn Theatre).
Her film credits include; The Date (Rising Dawn Productions), Benny Loves You (feature film, Darkline Entertainment), Souljacker (Contrazoom Productions), Rueful Warrior (Belloq Productions), Blind Fate (Strong Language Productions), Without Question (Area 17 Productions).
Claire is also extremely proud to be on the board of The Theatrical Guild; the charity that supports those who work backstage and front of house. http://www.ttg.org.uk/
Stephanie martin is a writer and founding member and creative producer of clamour.
Steph's plays include
"Joy", Theatre royal stratford East, September 2017. dir. Melanie Fullbrook.
"Alkaline", Park Theatre, July - August 2018, dir. Sarah Meadows
"Juniper and Jules", Theatre503, March 2018 dir. Beth Pitts. Coming to Vault Festival 2019
"Bathsheba", explores the world of sex-work and escorting. Two women find themselves unmarried and jobless in their early 30’s and decide to set up an escort business from their rented flat. The piece explores grief, friendship, sex-work, unemployment as well as issues around the decriminalisation of prostitution. “Selected excerpts of “Bathsheba” performed at Old Red Lion, March 2017. With a longer version at the one2 festival, Hackney, May 2017.
"Halbwelt Kultur", directed and co-created by Patrick Kennedy, a new feminist musical cabaret set in Weimar Berlin. The show began as a one woman show I devised with director Patrick Kennedy for the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and grew into a full-length ensemble piece. We produced the show at venues including New Wimbledon Studio, Battersea Mess and Music Hall and Jermyn Street Theatre. “Halbwelt Kultur”, a German portmanteau for ‘Underworld Culture’, explores some of the most subversive and controversial women of Weimar Berlin. These women inspire and challenge and include socialist revolutionaries, cross-dressing, ground breaking cabaret artistes and controversial journalists. Packed with movement and music, our production fuses performance styles including song, burlesque, dada-ist poetry, ballet and monologue. Through explicit and unapologetic vignettes combined with the best music of the era, “Halbwelt Kultur” refocuses the historical lens on a period which was at once highly controversial and profoundly liberating. Our production celebrates the LGBTQ community, the fluidity of gender and sexuality and the need to act against the rise of fascism.