Clara Brennan

Writer for screen and stage

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Biography

Clara is a writer for screen and stage.

She has penned a Janis Joplin biopic feature for Film 4 and is adapting Saint Mazie for TV 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. Her critically acclaimed play Spine, which was a Fringe First winner in 2014 and winner of the Herald Angel Award, is produced by Foolscap in association with Soho Theatre.

Spine tingles with grim, brutal honesty, without ever recoiling from reality

Tim Bano
A Younger Theatre on Spine

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an hour that reminds that we can change the world beginning with ourselves and our own community.

Lyn Gardner
The Guardian on Spine

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CV

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. Playing in London and touring the UK.

    Soho Theatre
     
    Producer Moya Productions
    Director Hannah Price
    Starring
  •  

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

    Trafalgar Studios
     
     
    National Theatre
     
    Producer Hannah Price
     

    One of five interlinked short plays

    Theatre Uncut
     
     

    Live Lunch at the Royal Court - A season of new plays by up-and-coming writers will be performed live as lunchtime readings every Friday over 6 weeks.

    Royal Court
     
     

    In development 

    Drum Theatre, Plymouth
     
     

    A programme of short, politically engaged breakfast plays

    Theatre Uncut won a Fringe First for the second year running in 2013

    Udderbelly Cowgate
     
     

    A London transfer from Edinburgh for the Fringe First winning compilation of plays to encourage debate and galvanise action around political issues that affect all of our lives. 

    Young Vic Theatre
     
     

    Headlong/Old Red Lion Residency 

     
     
    Cockpit Theatre
     
     

    Winner OffWestEnd Adopt a Playwright Award 2012

     
    Director Gemma Kerr
     
    Manor Farm
     
    Director Amy Hodge
     

    Part of Theatre Uncut series

    Southwark Playhouse
     
     

    Commissioned for The Drum and Theatre Royal Plymouth

     
     

    A play for dance for the Royal Court Studio Group Writers Programme

     
    Director Richard Riddell
     

    Part of Project Wednesday

    Soho Theatre Studio
     
    Director Dan Sherer
     
    Hotbed Festival
     
     

    Series of web plays written for Barbara Campbell

     
     

    Rehearsed reading

    Oval House Theatre
     
    Director Caroline Steinbeis
     

    Part of One Night Stand series

    Soho Theatre Studio
     
     

    Part of the No Decor reading at the Arcola

    Arcola Theatre