Angela Clerkin is a theatre maker, director, writer and facilitator. Her company ClerkinWorks brings together all the different strands of Angela’s innovative work. ClerkinWorks create visually rich, funny, provocative shows that use personal stories to tell global tales. Angela is a Creative Fellow at Leicester University currently collaborating with Prof John Maltby (Psychology Dept) on a creative writing project for women and non-binary students called This Is Me. She is an Artist of Change at The Albany which includes curating a Festival of Radical Care in August 2021. Other ongoing projects include Impro Digi Lab (R&D co-directed with Adae Bajamo, produced by Improbable), development of a new ClerkinWorks show The Time Kings, and running Through The Door improvisation workshops. Angela is an Associate Artist with Improbable.
“The Secret Keeper is delightfully bizarre and ridiculously entertaining”
4**** Theatre Weekly
The Secret Keeper is a political fairytale about secrecy, collusion and community responsibility – with songs, magpies and a murderous gothic heart. TSK was developed at the National Theatre Studio and produced by ClerkinWorks & Ovalhouse. It opened to great acclaim in October 2017 and was followed by a sell out UK tour.
“A modern Fairytale in the style of the Grimm Brothers”
4**** Exeunt Magazine on The Bear
ClerkinWorks’ first show, The Bear, was co-produced with Improbable. The Bear is a mythical murder mystery about the transformative power of anger. It toured 12 UK theatres, selling out at Tobacco Factory, Brighton Fringe, Royal Exchange and the Traverse.
“I was part of this amazing collective. Very proud of what has been achieved. May Through The Door go on for generations to come!” Pauline Mayers
Through The Door is an ongoing series of improvisation workshops for women & non-binary folk. We are aiming to diversify impro to include more PoC/LGBTQ/Disabled people/WC and all the intersections, we want to change it up, empower the players to have agency, to tell their own stories and create new realities. The Lead Artist is Angela Clerkin and the Producer is Ess Grange. Guest facilitators have included Pauline Mayers, Stella Duffy, Cathy Tyson, Lesley Ewen, Emma Frankland & Jeanefer Jean Charles. It is presented by ClerkinWorks, supported by Improbable, with donations of space by Theatre Deli and Globe Theatre. TTD is unleashing the untold, unknown and unlikely.