I LOVE acting, and I've done a bunch of it, from children's immersive theatre in swimming pools to classical Shakespeare, as well as a smattering of screen work.
Click on this photo of me on the set of web-series The Play: The Movie for my full Showcast CV.
OR scroll down to check out some nice things people have said about me (blush) and a selection of projects I've been involved in! ♥♥♥
"Clare is so open to direction, so keen to perfect her performance, and so brave and clear in her choices, she is a real pleasure to work with."
"Clare is someone I'd always jump at the chance to work with. I cannot recommend her enough as a positive force in the rehearsal room & a powerful one on stage."
The Main Yvette
Created by Good Punch.
Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches. Win win win. Sexy anxious sluts on Diet Coke. 10 contestants are trapped on stage, unaware of why they are there or what the point of it all is. Through a series of symbolic tests, who’s the sexiest, who can worry the most, who is the most ‘sorted’ and together, the contestants’ femininity and personality are trialed.
‘A raw and awkward, yet cathartic exploration of what it means to achieve success as a woman… groundbreaking originality and captivating humour … an outstanding piece of performance art.’ (Journal)
Clare was a performer & deviser in Main Yvette for it's run at Rich Mix in London & Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
What Would Kanye Do?
What Would Kanye Do? Follows the fantasies and fears of Marcy - a privileged aspiring rapper - as she struggles to justify her irrational love for a divisive rap star. What happens when we realise our icons are human?
“Clare Marcie’s monologue may last just over half an hour or so, but it manages to pack in an album’s worth of commentary on identity, white guilt and the failures of our would be gurus as young wannabes like Marcy attempt to become themselves." (Neil Cooper)
Clare was the lead artist and solo performer of this show, which was developed with support from Creative Scotland before premiering at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, where it was shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award
When The Rain Stops Falling
In 2015 Clare played Gabrielle (the younger) in the first Scottish production of Andrew Bovells extraordinary play.
Produced by Makeshift Broadcast, performed at Tron Theatre, Glasgow and directed by Katherine Nesbitt.
"..its poetry is stunning, and impressively well-served by Makeshift’s eight-strong ensemble, who take on one of the most powerful new plays of the past decade, and do it more than justice." - Joyce McMillan
Artistic director of Tron Theatre Glasgow Andy Arnold directed a production of The Tempest in 2014 to explore the theme of colonization. That year Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth games.
Clare played Miranda, and wore a wild blonde wig for the role.
"This is a refreshing departure from the more traditional stagings of the play and the perfect showcase for these young actors at the start of their careers. A vibrant re-telling of the tale, visually pleasing, bristling with life and with some new food for thought thrown in."- Glasgow Theatre Blog
A new play by brilliant Scottish writer Isabel Wright, Blind Eye was a political thriller exploring corruption in modern British government. I played a conservation activist who infiltrates a PR company disguised as an eager intern.
This was my drama school showcase in 2014, and we performed at The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh) & The Cockpit (London).
"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."- Joyce McMillan