WRITING

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Current Projects:

Be Mine / Bem-Vindo Estranho

Angela’s play Be Mine, a domestic noir thriller, received rehearsed reading at Soho and Hampstead Theatre. It was subsequently translated into Portuguese, renamed Bem-Vindo, Estranho and produced in Brazil. Written by Angela Clerkin, Directed by Murilo Pasta, starring the queen of soaps Regina Duarte, with Maraina Loureiro & Kiko Bertholini.

Bem-Vindo, Estranho premiered at  Teatro Vivo, São Paulo 18th October 2013 – February 9th 2014. It has since toured several cities 2014-15 including : São Bernardo do Campo ; Teatro Brazil Kirin Campinas ; São Pedro Theatre in Porto Alegre ; São José dos Campos ; Brasília ; Curitiba ; and a return to São Paulo, at Teatro NET.

“The play is intriguing and astonishing. Besides the stellar presence of Regina Duarte, it also holds your attention because of the tense atmosphere and the humour … Entertainment at its best.”
Renato Kramer – F5 – Folha de São Paulo

The Secret Keeper

Theatre play currently in development with the support of National Theatre Studio, Ovalhouse and Arts Council England. A father discovers his daughter has a gift for keeping secrets. People come from far and wide to confide in her, and they rejoice at having their burdens lifted.  Everyone is happy, except for the secrets themselves, who demand to be told.

The Shopping Whisperer

Theatre play commissioned by Secret Platform about an extravagant friendship between a mannequin and an over-shopper. This magical realism story was partly inspired by verbatim interviews with shopping addicts by Dr Alison Armstrong.

Head Over Heels

Feature screenplay. A sensual and magical RomCom about trusting someone enough to set them free. And shoes. Step into the story, wiggle your toes with delight and fall head over heels. Previously optioned by Spanish film company A Contraluz, now under consideration in UK.

Previous Projects:

The Bear

Theatre play. Directed by Lee Simpson. A woman hunts a bear until she discovers the bear is hunting her. UK tour and 3 week run at OvalHouse Theatre Spring 2013.

Short Stories

published in Men & Women and East by Limehouse Books. Most recently she has a short story published in Lesfic anthology L is For. Angela has read from these stories at Polari.

The Dolly Parton Fan Club 

Feature length screenplay. Previously optioned by Spotty Dog Films (Jan Dunn).

The Dream Killers

Theatre play commissioned by The Drill Hall in Oct-Nov 2003. Directed by Simon Vincenzi.

Turkey with Attitude

Theatre play. Runner-up for Best New Gay Play in a competition run by The Drill Hall and The Pink Paper.

Angela co-wrote several plays with her sister, Maire Clerkin, performed on the London Fringe: The Science Of Irish Dancing (Lilian Bayliss); Remains To Be Seen and An Evening With Eileen And Grainne (Hen & Chickens). They also wrote and performed comedy sketches for Irish radio.

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