"Claire is an unconventional creative thinker with an excellent theatrical instinct; Consequently her work avoids the cliched and obvious. She is also an artistic all-rounder with a wide range of skills...the first time we worked together.. she was a catalyst for the company taking a much more multi-media approach to the show than had been envisaged."
Stuart Watson, CEO of Against the Grain Theatre Co, Artistic director Putney Arts Theatre, London.
'Claire's workshops are great for breaking down barriers and building up confidence. I would recommend them unreservedly.'
Will Cudmore, Oxford University
Claire MacNeill epitomises integrity in all aspects of her practice. She is a highly accomplished and experienced practitioner who prepares meticulously for workshops but is always able to think on her feet and adapt to the needs of participants. Claire sets herself the highest standards in all areas of her work and delivers to those standards.
Professor of Theatre for Development,
The University of Winchester.
Full Listing of all Theatre / Events
Boomtown Fair Festival, The LabCollective;
Actor-facilitator as part of a large-scale interactive theatre piece: New District: Paradise Heights
Little Fish Theatre Company Summer Programme;
Filmmaker documenting an intensive 2 week programme that uses: drama, art, music, theatre and dance to renegotiate relationships and issues of identity and self-worth for young people in Peckham transitioning from primary to secondary school. My film will be distributed to funders, partners and the young people and will be used to promote the programme to partners next year. The film documents the design of the scheme and it's impact on the 70+ young people who attended.
Performing Places Bexley, Bexley Council and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama;
Lead Partner, Consultant, Project Manager, Website designer/developer, Performer
This high-profile, multi agency project has a £200,000 budget to deliver a multi-arts, community engagement programme over 2 years to tackle issues of racial discrimination within the borough of Bexley. I am a lead partner in the conceptual design and practical delivery of a touring show and week long residency within the town centre. We reached audiences of over 2,000 people.
Dec 2017 - Ongoing (2 year project)
The Colonisation of Childhood, Camden People's Theatre;
Writer / Director / Actor
A theatrical de-construction of my Doctoral research into the lives, worlds and cycles of contemporary 'poor-law' children in Britain. This piece was selected by CPT (out of 200+ entries) to feature within it's Starting Blocks programme.
Big Brother Diary Room, Boomtown Fair Crew Christmas Party, Bristol;
Interactive diary room capturing the journeys and stories from crew and cast members from the Boomtown production team. Mash Up! Productions built a set and hosted interviews with the giant eyeball using games and activities to research the views of cast and crew.
The Aeronaut Re Launch Weekend Extravaganza!, The Aeronaut Pub;
Director / Producer / Actor of Bad Advice Interactive Installations, Large-scale Adult spinning Wheel Games and Roaming comedy acts. Performances spanning 3 days.
Boomtown Fair Festival, The LabCollective;
Actor-facilitator as part of a large-scale interactive theatre piece: The MDMA Bank in Mayfair.
Secret Garden Party Festival, Mash Up! Productions;
Director, Designer, Producer of interactive/roaming and main stage performance pieces.
'The Mumdem Parody Music Video', Masked Pony Productions;
Comedy Actor in a parody music video of Stormzy's 'Big For Your Boots'.
'Alternative Universes', The Lighthouse Event;
Creator of an interactive installation that challenged participants to design and make an alternative universe.
Creative Producer / Designer.
'Boomtown Fair Festival', The Lab Collective;
Actor-facilitator within an immersive Town Hall experience.
'Rub Out', Little Fish Theatre Company, Educational settings across London;
Theatre in Education research tour exploring the boundaries of performance and complex moral messages.
Actor, co deviser.
Jan - Feb 2016
'The Totem Pole of Love', Rambunctious Love Carnival, Movimientos (club night), Bussey Building, Peckham;
Interactive Installation exploring 'Love' through participatory experiences. Designer, Facilitator.
'The Aeronaut Circus Spectacular Promotional Film', West London;
Capturing of live acts and audience reactions. Filmmaker.
'The Tempest', New Wimbledon Studio, London;
Cinematography for the show. Filmmaker.
20-23 May 2015
'Whirl-Y-Gig' London's leading Global Dance Event, The Camden Centre, London;
Installation artist for specific areas and filmmaker to capture the essence of the whirl-y experience.
25 April 2015
'The Games Room', Putney Arts Theatre, London;
Games night for adults inspired by 80's-90's TV shows and weird and wonderful ideas.
6 March 2015
‘Anniversary’, Putney Arts Theatre, London;
Immersive ‘new writing’ production. Director of the interactive theatre, host of the ‘pre party’ & director of ‘Birthday’. 14-18 Oct 2014
‘50 Shades of Funny’, Putney Arts Theatre, London;
Show Director and writer of 'Train Theactrics' (sound and physical theatre piece).
18-22 Mar 2014
‘Love and Information’, (Caryl Churchill), Putney Arts Theatre, London;
Actor & workshop facilitator.
25 Feb-1 Mar 2013
‘A Very Victorian Christmas’, Putney Arts Theatre, London;
Immersive Theatre event, cast of 55 adults and young people. Director, Designer, Specialist facilitator.
12-14 Dec 2013
‘The Thatcher Years’, Richmix, East London;
Large-scale public event. Consultant / researcher. 2013
‘Write Now’, Putney Arts Theatre, London;
New writing production, Actor & producer of all film work. 22 – 26 Jan 2012
‘Lighting Up the Museum’, The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon;
Outdoor film projections & indoor interactive installations. Director. Large-scale public event. 2011
‘Visions and Voices’, The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon;
Exhibitions & screenings of animations. Director. 2010
‘The Gold Coast Festival’, Croyde, North Devon;
Producer of large scale multi-media workshops engaging over 300 adults & young people. Festival, 2009 & 2010
‘North Devon Games to Inspire’, Barnstaple, Devon;
Producer of large scale multi-media workshops, engaging over 600 adults and young people. Festival, 2009
‘Stars in Our Yard’, Trail Finders, Dominion Housing Association, Ealing;
A large-scale multi modal performance event produced in collaboration with young living in poverty. Director & Producer. 2008
‘Stories from the Front-line’, Voice Head Offices, London;
Theatre piece produced in consultation with refugee children for an audience of professionals. Director, producer, filmmaker. 2006
‘Haymill Show-back Event’, Haymill Community Centre, Brentford;
Graffiti exhibition & film screenings. Community facilitator & producer. 2005
‘Friary Park Estate Open Day’, Friary Park Community Centre, Acton;
Large-scale public event using installations and live-performance to enhance community relationships. Community facilitator & producer. 2005
‘Crossways Uncovered’, The John Stripe Theatre, Winchester;
Immersive, multi-media event produced within Crossways Children’s home. Director, filmmaker. 2003
‘Messages from Milesdown’, The John Stripe Theatre, Winchester;
Ground breaking theatre piece produced in partnership with children from Milesdown Children’s home. Director, producer. 2001
‘Our Truths: Bury Brickfields Rmany Gypsy Community’, The John Stripe Theatre, Winchester;
Theatre produced with/by Bury Brickfields Romany Gypsy Community. Director-producer. 1999