Clare Duffy

Clare is a writer for stage, radio, television and is increasingly working in new platforms such as digital games and virtual reality. She is also a co-director of Unlimited Theatre which she co-founded in 1997.

Clare is currently working on The Big Data Show, as an associate artist with Perth Theatre for their main stage. Clare is also currently developing a virtual reality project: And it Does Make Anybody Nervous.

Other recent works include Arctic Oil as part of her fellowship with The Traverse Theatre and the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Humanities 2014-15. Television works include an adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream for CBeebies in 2016 for the 400 year anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, which won the Royal Television Society’s awards for Best Children’s Programme this year. She has written the Cbeebies Christmas Show since 2013.

Clare received the new director’s award from The Arches in 2011, when she wrote and directed Money the Game Show. This was remounted in 2013 at The Bush in London, and toured the UK in 2013/14. It is published by Oberon Books.

Clare won a Pearson Award for her first full-length play, Crossings, in 2003, which was published and toured the UK in 2005. This led to being Writer In Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 2004 where she wrote A Good Man about a transman helping his father coming out of prison.

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