"A joyous, triumphant comedy - one in which the tragedy and grief leaks out and enriches it."

- Sarah May (for Theatrescenes)

The world premiere season of Twinless took place from the 23rd - 27th March 2021 at the Basement Theatre in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

Clare as a baby reflected in a mirror wearing a red and white gingham top
Clare as an adult reflected in a mirror wearing a red and white gingham top

Photo of young Clare taken by Mary Towers /////Photo of Clare as an adult taken by Andi Crown

Read the Theatrescenes review here

Read Clare's recent article about Twinless on the Spinoff  here

Read the Nelson Mail article about Twinless here

Watch Clare and director Harriett Maire have a chat here

Read a 2019 blog about Clare's process here

Creative Team

Clare Marcie - Creator, Performer & Co-Producer

Harriett Maire - Director

Claire Turner - Co-Producer & Stage Manager

Philip Lawrence Jones - Sound Designer

Paul Bennett - Lighting Design and Operating

Rosie Tapsell - Movement & Dramaturgical Support

Ella Hope Higginson - Voice Artist & Marketing Support

Alice Kirker - Producing Mentor


Clare’s twin sister died when she was four months old. Thirty years later she’s alone in her family bach with a box of old documents, a collection of second hand memories and the ever present twinkling of unfamiliar grief. Journey with Clare as she explores the fog of loss, shining light upon its intricacies.

Twinless will feature home video footage, voice over, movement & a banging tune (or two). In sharing Twinless, we seek to illuminate the kaleidoscopic nature of loss. 

“A more honest and generous story of grief than any I have seen for a long time.” - Sarah May (for Theatrescenes)

"That made me feel so normal." - audience feedback

"Brilliant. Endlessly likeable."- audience feedback

Production stills taken by Benny Joy Photography

A Big List of Thank-Yous from the Twinless Team

To all the wonderful folks who donated to our Boosted campaign, we literally couldn’t have done this without you.

Mary Towers, David Wilson, Eilish Wilson, Milon Tesiram, Felix Pryor, Jo Smith, Mile Fane, Daniel Goodwin, Renee Casserly, David Correos, Kate McGill, Tim Carlsen, Guy Langford, Jane Yonge, Victoria Abbott, Steph Walker, James Kupa, Milo Cawthorne, Sandy Thomson, Briar Davies, Elizabeth Turner, Tim Earl, Conor Bowden, Lili Bay

Deon Visagie for lending his projector

Zoe Walker @ Ensemble Magazine

Tess McGregor for lending us a mind boggling number of props!

Steve Turner for being the best Uber driver

To Clare’s colleagues at ABLE for being supportive in many different ways

To Claire Willoughby & Rob Jones, and Clare’s Glasgow based pals who supported an earlier iteration of the show

Special shout outs to:

- Malcolm Gladwell's awesome podcast about Elvis - ‘Revisionist History: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis’

- Simon Amstell's “death is coming” bit featured in his 2010 stand up special ‘Do Nothing’