“I’m obsessed with empathy” – Vicky Featherstone
Hello and welcome to my website!
A bit about me: I was born in Nelson, New Zealand, and hold a bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington where I studied Theatre & English Literature. I then went on to train in acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – one of the top performing arts universities in the world. While there, I worked with director Nick Hutchison at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.
Graduating at the end of 2014, I decided to stay in Glasgow and work as an actor and maker, having fallen in love with the place and people.
Also a playwright, in 2017 I received development funding from Creative Scotland to develop solo show What Would Kanye Do? which then premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where I received positive reviews and was shortlisted for the coveted Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award (lovingly nicknamed the Flying Artichoke).
I’m now based in Auckland, New Zealand.
“Clare Marcie turns in a passionate performance as Natalie, the young intern who, however ineffectually, is at least trying to bring this world of abuse to light.” (Blind Eye Joyce Macmillan – The Scotsman)
“Marcie the actress is an unfettered fireball as her near name-sake in Sarah Short’s production.” (What Would Kanye Do? Neil Cooper – The Herald)
“With music, comedy and reflection, this is a varied and impressive piece with a central writer/performer with bucketloads of talent and vision.” (What Would Kanye Do? Matt Owen – The 730 Review)
“Clare Marcie is charming as Mamillius”(The Winter’s Tale – Helen Sims – Theatreview)
“Tight succinct lines full of dramatic content in contrast to flowing passages of dialogue make the play engaging and unpredictable, made more so by the excellent performances of Clare Marcie and Mitch Tawhi Thomas.” (Jangle – Ewan Coleman – The Dominion Post)
“It is easy to believe that Juliet (Clare Marcie) is 13 as she morphs from bashful and bemused to defiant and determined in the space of an evening. She displays her subtle humour in the waking ‘It was the nightingale and not the lark’ scene and is a worthy partner to Romeo’s (Eli Kent) passions.” (Vienna Verona – Kate Blackhurst – The Lumiere Reader)
“Clare Marcie as Juliet is very good, bringing a spark of independence and life to what can often be the most pixie of girlfriends.” (Vienna Verona – Uther Dean – Salient Magazine)