In Ireland Clare most recently appeared in the one woman show Grounded by George Brant, directed by Selina Cartmell for which she was nominated for a Best Performer Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2015.
Having just graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff) BA (Hons) Degree course in 2009, Clare was cast in the leading role of Pegeen Mike in Druid Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Playboy of the Western World directed by Garry Hynes for a national UK and Irish tour which she completed before graduation in 2009.
Other theatre highlights in Ireland include, the title role in Major Barbara, directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Abbey Theatre, Mary Boyle in Juno and The Paycock with Ciaran Hinds, Sinead Cusack and Risteard Cooper, directed by Howard Davies at the Abbey Theatre Dublin and which transferred to the Royal National Theatre, London, Susie Monican in The Silver Tassie by Sean O’Casey, directed by Garry Hynes for Druid Theatre Company at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2010 an on tour which transferred to the Lincoln Center in 2011 as part of the Lincoln Arts Festival. She also appeared as Slippy Helen in Druid’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Garry Hynes, on tour across the United States in 2011,
In the UK and USA Clare has had many roles including Irina in Three Sisters directed by Sean Holmes at the Lyric Hammersmith, London and on tour across the UK. Clare appeared at RNT as Sharon in Detroit written by Lisa D’Amour and directed by Austin Pendleton. In 2013 Clare appeared as Portia in Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse, opposite Harriet Walter and Frances Barker and directed by Phyllida Lloyd which transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York later that year.
Clare went on to appear as Prince Hal in Phyllida Lloyd’s acclaimed production of Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, with Harriet Walter which transferred in 2015 to the new St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn NY as the inaugural show for the new space there to huge critical acclaim.
In 2016 Clare appeared as Helena in Lyric Hammersmith/FILTER’s production of Midsummer Nights Dream in Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. Most recently she played Lula in Dutchman at the Yong Vic Studio.
Clare, as a writer has been awarded the IFB Screenplay Development fund 2016 for her feature film, currently titled Owned.
Clare will soon reprise the role of Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream at the Bord Gais Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2016 and in Brisbane as part of the Brisbane Festival.
Clare will also reprise her roles of Portia and Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar and Prince Hal in Henry IV starring alongside Harriet Walter, as part of Phyllida Lloyd’s TRILOGY at the Donmar Warehouse Autumn 2016.