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Forthcoming Events


23rd February 2019 – Shrewsbury 

Clare Summerskill – gives a presentational talk about her play Rights of Passage based on interviews with LGBTQ asylum seekers

At: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE

2-4pm   £5

Booking link

Rights of Passage is a play by Clare Summerskill which toured to theatres nationally in 2017. Clare was in the production herself, acting alongside fellow cast members of her theatre company, Artemis. The play focused on the stories of three contributors, a gay man from Iran, a lesbian from Uganda, and a gay man from Malaysia, and tells their moving and courageous stories.
In this presentational talk Clare discusses issues which the play addresses, including the situation of LGBT rights internationally, legal criteria which allow LGBT people who are persecuted in their home country to seek asylum in other nations, and Home Office interview questioning methods which ask people to ‘prove’ that they are gay. She reads extracts from the play highlighting some of these matters, and she also presents a selection of character monologues. The presentational talk concludes with an original song which Clare sings with guitar, pertinent to the content of the play.
The presentation will be followed by discussion and a panel session

16th March 2019 – Birmingham. Diva Literary Festival – This event has now been cancelled



Clare will be appearing in her latest one-woman comedy show,

FROM FAIRLY VOCAL TO VARIFOCAL for two nights only on

Friday 2nd February and

Sat 10th February

at Avondale Towne Cinema, 106 North Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002.  US.


Tickets $15            Box Office: 404-228-3125      8pm

TABLE SEATING OFFER: If you’re coming with friends, enjoy your drinks with special table seating (rather than theatre seating). Four tables are available (seating 4) for $100 per table. Call the box office to reserve your table!


Friday 6th April 

Clare is performing her musical/comedy show


8pm      Tickets £5-£8      Box Office: 01722 321 744


 Hearing Voices:  a play and a film

Three extracts from the film version of HEARING VOICES by Clare Summerskill have been posted on YouTube:

Visit for further information about CLARE’s talks and the DVD version of the play and watch this page for updates. For booking inquiries about talks and screenings of HEARING VOICES contact