Clara Brennan

Writer for screen and stage

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Biography

Clara is a writer for screen and stage.

She has recently written a feature-length Janis Joplin biopic for Film 4, with Michelle Williams attached to star, and is adapting Jami Attenberg's hit novel St Mazie for television with Fable Pictures.

As a playwright, Clara's work has been performed at the Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, The Duke's Theatre, the Arcola Theatre and the Traverse Theatre. Notable productions include Boa starring Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Paul at the Trafalgar Studios, and the critically acclaimed Spine, which was a Fringe First winner in 2014 and winner of the Herald Angel Award, at the Soho Theatre.

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Film

Writer

Janis
Feature
Director Sean Durkin
Starring
  • Michelle Williams
  •  

    Janis Joplin biopic. In development with director Sean Durkin for Film 4

    Full Tilt Productions/Film 4
    In development
     

    TV

    Writer

    Producer Faye Ward and Helena Bonham Carter
    Starring
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  •  

    TV adaptation of Jami Attenberg's novel

    Fable Pictures
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Francesca Moody
    Director Bethany Pitts
    Starring
  • Rosie Wyatt
  •  

    A one-woman play; Spine charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Spine played in London before touring the UK.

    Soho Theatre
     
    Producer Moya Productions
    Director Hannah Price
    Starring
  • Harriet Walter
  • Guy Paul
  •  

    A two-hander which tells an acerbic, warm and honest account of a lifetime in love.

    Trafalgar Studios
     
    Producer Hannah Price
     

    One of five interlinked short plays.

    Theatre Uncut
     
    Producer Live Lunch at the Royal Court
     

    Original play reading.

    Royal Court
     
    The Wing
    Fringe First Award - 2012 & 2013
    Producer Theatre Uncut
     

    London transfer from Edinburgh for the Fringe First winning compilation of plays to encourage debate & galvanize action around political issues.

    Underbelly Cowgate / Young Vic Theatre
     
     

    Original play reading. 

    Winner OffWestEnd Adopt a Playwright Award 2012 & Channel 4 Playwright Award.

    HighTide Festival 2015
     
    Producer High Hearted Theatre
    Director Gemma Kerr
     

    Promenade production, tracing the footsteps of those who have walked the land before.

    Manor Farm
     
    Director Amy Hodge
     

    Part of the 2011 Theatre Uncut series.

    Southwark Playhouse & Soho Theatre
     
    Producer Reclaim
    Director Hannah Price
     

    Deep in the English countryside, a son returns home after an eight-year absence.

    The Shaw Theatre
     
    Producer Royal Court Young Writer's Programme
     

    A play for dance.

    Royal Court
     
    Director Richard Riddell
     

    Part of Project Wednesday.

    Soho Theatre Studio
     
    Director Hannah Price
     

    Rehearsed reading.

    Oval House Theatre
     
    Director Caroline Steinbeis
     

    Part of the One Night Stand series.

    Soho Theatre Studio
     
     

    Part of the No Décor reading at the Arcola Theatre.

    Arcola Theatre