News from one of our regular She Writers

It’s great to be able to share updates from writers who have been showcased by our showcase She Writes in one of its forms. We showcased two of Claire Booker’s plays in our Whitstable showcase – Harriet is Hungry was performed in October 2011, and Lost Property was performed in June 2012.

Harriet is Hungry which was subsequently developed into Harriet by the swings as a result of seeing the play in performance, (showing how important in a play’s development it is to be able to see your work,) and has been performed again in different cities at Lost Theatre, Loose Muse and Beyond Words!

Claire said: “She Writes really boosted my confidence…  Although I was unable to attend in person, due to distance, it was fantastic to see the video recording of the performance, and I reworked the piece as a result, and it went on to have a full production at The Lost Theatre.”

We are delighted to tell you that Claire has a number of short plays being performed over the next few months, and wish her luck with them.

Lost Theatre 5 Minute Play Festival – (Tues 10th Dec) Claire’s play Enemy set in Russia 1943, is on with 9 other scorchers as part of a five day festival of 5 min plays, all introduced by stand-up MC. Starts at 7.30pm, tickets £8/5 for the evening.
For more details of the festival or to book tickets check out:

Retold – A Fairytale Festival – (14th to 18th Jan at The Space, nr Canary Wharf; + 28th Jan to 1st Feb at The Hen & Chickens, Islington). Darkly comic versions of traditional stories produced by GoblinBabyCo. Claire’s play ‘Little Red Hoodie’ takes place in the Wolf’s belly. Plus Tilly Lunken’s ‘The Snow White Complex‘ and Amy Bethan Evans’ ‘As If By A Stair‘. Tickets £9/7. 7.30pm. Not suitable for children under 12. Matinees on Sat 18th Jan and Sat 1st Feb. For more details or to book tickets check: out: or

Last Man in Watford – (Wed 12th Feb, Covent Gdn) if you didn’t catch it at the Hen & Chickens, and missed it at Southwark Playhouse, then here’s a last chance to glimpse a future where women rule the world and men are kept in zoos! Tickets £5/3 at the door. 8pm at Loose Muse, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX. For info on Loose Muse, check out its website:




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