Clare Bayley is an award-winning playwright based in London. She writes for theatre, radio, film and TV. Clare mentors playwriting students on the MA/MFA at Central School of Speech and Drama and teaches Creative Writing at Tisch/NYU in London and at London South Bank University. She is former theatre editor of The Independent.

Her plays have been performed in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, USA, Australia, Mexico and  Canada.

Clare is a Royal Literary Society Fellow, based at University of East London.


On The March flierON THE MARCH for Oxford Playhouse celebrates the centenary of women’s partial enfranchisement in 1918 – as well as our trail-blazing sisters in the 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement. A promenade performance for the 17/25 Young Company, premiering in March 2018. More details here.

Playwriting: An Artists’ and Writers’ Companion, co-written with Fraser Grace, published by Bloomsbury, is available in bookshops. Or, order copies here.

Clare is part of The Plot, a group of playwrights including Nicola Baldwin, Darren Murphy, Abi Bown, Judith Johnson, Sudha Bhuchar, Neil D’Souza and Ade Solanke.

Twitter @BayleyClare

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 Main image above: Dominique Bull in Blue Sky, Pentabus Theatre

Author image by Felix Bayley-Higgins


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