About Claire Skinner
Claire Skinner stars alongside Ophelia Lovibond, Ukweli Roach and Sion Daniel Young in Barney Norris’s new play Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre in London.
Best known for playing Sue Brockman in the BBC series Outnumbered, Claire is currently on screen in ITV’s new drama Next Of Kin.
Claire Skinner’s previous theatre and tv roles
Claire Skinner’s many theatre roles include, Deathtrap at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Winter’s Tale, Othello, Blurred Lines and Mrs Affleck at the National Theatre.
She also appeared more recently at the Hampstead Theatre in Rabbit Hole and Prism.
Her role in the critically acclaimed The Father at the Royal Theatre Bath led to her appearing in the West End when the performance was transferred to the Wyndham Theatre.
Her accolades include a Critic’s Circle Award and an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in the Donmar Warehouse’s The Glass Menagerie.
In addition, was nominated for a Best Comedy Performance and Best TV Comedy Actress at the BAFTAs and British Comedy Awards for her televeision role as Sue Brockman in Outnumbered.
Other credits include roles in Inside No.9, Power Monkeys, Critical, Playhouse Presents: Mr Understood, Silk and Doctor Who.
What role does Claire Skinner play
Claire Skinner plays (Jenny); the formidable mother of Young and Lovibond in Barney Norris’s family drama set on farm outside Winchester.
What is Nightfall about
Directed by Laurie Sansom, Nightfall is a family drama set on a farm. Ryan is struggling to make a living off the land outside Winchester. Following the death of his father, his sister Lou has returned home to help support their formidable mother Jenny.
When a neighbour’s Labrador strayed onto the farm not long ago, their father reached for a shotgun. Flush with money from his job at an oil refinery, when Lou’s boyfriend Pete reappears, Jenny fights to hold her kids to the life she wished for them.
Directed by Laurie Sansom, Nightfall is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Christopher Shutt and composed by Gareth Williams.
Nightfall runs from 28 April 2018 until 26 May 2018 at the Bridge Theatre.