Claire Dougan

Lady Rochford

Claire is delighted to be back on the Auckland Theatre Company stage after six years living and working in Christchurch. Claire's time in Christchurch saw her become a Court Theatre regular, appearing in over twenty shows, with highlights including THE GREAT GATSBY, THE SEAGULL, THE COUNTRY WIFE, YEAR OF THE RAT (world premiere), CABARET, HONOUR, BAGHDAD BABY! and ON THE ROCKS (where she played the iconic NZ writer Katherine Mansfield).

Claire has also worked at Fortune Theatre in Dunedin, most recently in LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY), and GOD OF CARNAGE.

Claire appeared with Auckland Theatre Company, on completion of her training at UNITEC Performing Arts School, in shows including, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, CABARET, INTO THE WOODS and HIGH SOCIETY.

Claire is thrilled and deeply humbled to be sharing the stage with some of New Zealand's finest acting talent. She considers it very special to have the chance to work alongside, in particular, Raymond Hawthorne, her treasured drama school tutor and friend, and Simon Prast, who gave her her first start on the professional stage with ATC fifteen years ago.