Writer & Producer
Claire Spratt began writing stage plays in 2009. Plays Claire has written include; ‘A Little in Tents’, ‘Blitz Bride’,
(nominated for Best Production at the Buxton Festival Fringe and later adapted in to a stage musical),
‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ (received a 4 star review), ‘Mrs York’s Shelter’ (selling out 5 venues), ‘Just Like Anthea’,
‘Star Makers’, (adapted from an earlier play ‘Standby On Stage Please!’), ‘One Sunny Day’, 'Let Sleeping Bags Lie',
'Rhubarb Rhubarb' and 'The Night Before Christmas'. Short plays are; ‘Nightwatch’, (finalist in the Daffodil Theatre Awards), ‘Fancy Pants’, ‘Foot Day’, ‘The Joy of Painting’ and ‘Tea Towels and Tiaras’. Also, ‘Star Gazing’, an excerpt from ‘Star Makers’.
More recently Claire has written a number of monologues, some as poems, including 'Ted's Shed' which was filmed in 2021 - performed by Tommy Cannon. It is hoped more of these plays and monologues will be filmed soon, with some to be recorded as radio plays for CD release.
Claire founded Planet Rabbit Productions in 2008, a Yorkshire based theatre company, which staged 23 plays & 4 events.
The company toured plays throughout the north of England until December 2016, performing in over 60 venues. Xanadu Films was formed in 2017 as a sister company to Planet Rabbit in order to distribute the plays beyond Planet Rabbit's touring circuit.
Prior to starting Planet Rabbit Claire was a stage manager for 17 years. After training at RADA she went on to work extensively in stage management and theatre production throughout the UK, clocking up over 70 productions. From opera
and rep to panto and summer seasons, Claire has worked for countless producers and companies including Hull Truck, the Royal Opera, on 17 top pantos at leading theatres around the UK, the No.1 Abba Mania tour which toured for several years to some of the largest theatres & concert halls, (leading to a 4 month West End run), as well as the Funny Guys UK tours with Cannon & Ball.
For more information on Claire's plays, plus obtaining scripts & licences, please click the link to her website: