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.


After The Peace – a new play set in London in the near future. An extract will be performed at the Criterion New Writing Showcase on Friday 16 November at 2pm, directed by Michael Davies.

Elvers written while on attachment at Oxford Playhouse, in a rehearsed reading at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough on 12 July, 2018 directed by Lotte Wakeham. A story of love, lies and disobedient women. Details here.

Eel series Francesca Woodman

From Eel Series by Francesca Woodman

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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