Who is this woman?
Clare Plested is a critically acclaimed comedian, actress, writer and improviser.
Think Poundland version of Sally Hawkins.
Clare trained in long-form improv with The Free Association, UCB, Groundlings and iO. She is a member of The Free Association’s house team, The 838 and long-form improv groups The Committee, Do Not Adjust Your Stage and Ladies of FA County. Clare performs improv across London, the UK, at the UCB Theatre in New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Clare has written and performed 3 critically acclaimed one-woman character comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 'Flock Up', 'The Essential Collection' and 'Vegas, Jesus and Me'.
For over 12 years, Clare wrote and performed with Plested and Brown - an internationally acclaimed comedy theatre company supported by The Arts Council.
With Plested and Brown Clare co-created and performed in 'Carol Smillie Trashed my Room', 'The Reconditioned Wife Show', 'Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo', 'Hot Pursuit', 'Minor Spectacular', 'Health and Stacey' and the musical - 'The Perfect Wife Roadshow'. She has toured with the company across the United Kingdom, had 6 acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival and performed internationally in South Korea, Armenia and New Zealand.
Clare's never featured in a Mike Leigh film but can be found in Poundland.