Clare will be playing the Blind Beggar, Jane. She started acting as a child at school and in her local stage school doing all the popular musicals – Joseph, Oliver, The Snowman, Dandelion Time, The Wizard of Oz, to name a few and then got involved in her local Am Dram group doing Panto, plays and music hall shows. Clare loved the manic quick changes and running around from one side of the stage to the other and only had one near miss with a flash pot when it decided to set the curtains alight behind her!
Since getting married and having children Clare has been ‘resting’ (hehe – not likely) but when she saw that Wroughton was hosting its own Passion play she just couldn’t resist the call back into the acting world. Clare thinks her children will probably be really embarrassed but notes that “that’s a parents job!” Clare is finding the experience exciting and terrifying at the same time, “with no wings to run to for safety, but what an amazing opportunity”.