Clare Duffy

Clare is a founding member and co-director of Unlimited. She has co-written most of Unlimited’s touring work including The Noise, The Giant and The Bear, Mission to Mars, The Moon The Moon, Tangle, Ethics Of Progress and Zero Degrees and Drifting.

She is currently working on The Big Data Show, a co-production with Perth Theatre for their main stage, which integrates digital gaming, film and live performance. She teaches writing for performance at Glasgow University and was the IASH and Traverse Theatre fellow 2014-15. For television she has written the CBeebies’ Christmas Show with Jon Spooner since 2013 and adapted A Midsummer Nights’ Dream for CBeebies in 2016, for the 400 year anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, which won the Royal Television Society’s awards for Best Children’s Programme.

Clare received the new directors award from The Arches in 2011, when she wrote and directed Money the Game Show. This was remounted in 2013 at The Bush in London and toured the UK in 2013/14. It is published by Oberon Books.

New York Times – ‘clever and remarkably understandable’ ‘ingenious’.
****The Guardian – ‘This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money.’
****Financial Times
**** Scotsman.

Clare won a Pearson Award for her first full-length play, Crossings in 2003, which was published and toured the UK in 2005. This led to being Writer In Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 2004. She has also written drama for Radio 4 and co-wrote ANA, a bi-lingual play for Stella Quines and Imago Theatre, with Pierre-Yves Lemieux.

She has lived in Tollcross, Edinburgh since 2004.