Clare Barry


Clare Barry is an Associate Director of New Live Theatre.
Email: Twitter: @ClareBa

Having trained at the Webber Douglas Academy, Clare Barry has carved a strong background in theatre performances from the London fringe, across Britain to overseas. She co-ran a theatre company for ten years touring the UK, Ireland, Austria and Germany then onto the North American International Fringe Festival circuit for five years touring to Orlando, Tampa Bay, Winnipeg, Sakatoon and Edmonton.

Clare has also worked as a freelance actor and director, notably for Illyria the Open Air Theatre Company, which gave her the opportunity to play “Jack Worthing” in The Importance of Being Earnest and to direct their adaptations of Pride & Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. She was also Associate Director of Wexford Arts Centre Theatre Company where she directed Steaming and Stella by Starlight. Other companies have included Theatreactive as director and facilitator touring around the UK and Olive Branch Theatre Company on various T.I.E projects.

Her television work includes Coronation Street and voice over work for the BBC. She recently performed the self penned one-person monologue Becoming Mum: A Cautionary Tale, at the North Devon Fringe Festival.

Clare is currently working with New Live Theatre as Director on ‘Women’s Voices’, a brand new comedy-drama play, written by Christopher Owen, about a feminist a cappella choir, whose depleted membership is struggling to keep the choir in existence. She is also continuing to direct ‘VIP’, which she directed at MTS 2013, winning the audience vote.


APRIL 2013VIP, written by Thomas Ingham and Directed by Clare Barry won the audience vote at the Manchester Theatre Showcase 2013 and will be produced by New Live Theatre in September.

MARCH 2013 – Clare Barry will be directing ‘Women’s Voices‘, by Christopher Owen, for New Live Theatre in Autumn 2013.

MARCH 2013 – Clare Barry will be directing ‘VIP’, by Thomas Ingham, at our April Theatre Showcase at the 3MT in Manchester.


VIP, by Thomas Ingham (13-14.04.2013)

Women’s Voices (16-19 October 2013)
VIP, by Thomas Ingham (11-12 & 14-15 September 2013)







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