We are thrilled that Jane Claire has received an OBE for services to Drama! The award follows her 2017 UK Theatre Award for Theatre Employee of the Year.
Jane has spent over forty years working in the theatre. After a long and varied career in stage management working in regional, fringe and West End theatres she moved into producing. Following nine years with the highly regarded touring company Shared Experience, where she was responsible for numerous national and international tours, she became Executive Producer of English Touring Theatre. Jane was Executive Producer at ETT for twelve years, producing more than 45 productions touring throughout the UK. She continues her work at ET T as Producer of the ETT Forge scheme. She is the Chair of Flute Theatre and also sits on the boards of Derby Theatre and Joe Public.
Jane said ‘I am thrilled to receive such an unexpected and prestigious award from the Queen. Having worked ‘behind the scenes’ for so many years the recognition is very special and I share it with all the many talented people I’ve had the huge pleasure to work with over the last 45 years.’
ETT Artistic Director Richard Twyman said ‘I am delighted that Jane’s commitment to theatre and touring has been recognised in this way. Jane’s work for ETT has been absolutely invaluable and she continues to be a tremendous source of wisdom for us and so many others!’