Saffron Clark

Transgender writer, director and performer, Saffron trained at LAMDA.

In 1988, she established theatre works, a company committed to developing and producing original writing, within which she founded and was the Artistic Director of the theatre works theatre Festival, a showcase for original, regional writing.

A writer herself, Saffron’s first play: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Conservative” received The Guardian Critic’s Choice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1991. 

Saffron has performed professionally in a number of productions – both for her own companies: “walking the TIE” ( a theatre in education touring company}; “theatre works” and the “Lincoln Shakespeare Company” ( a regional touring company) as well as “Charles Vance Productions”, Ian Dickens Productions” and “Kevin Wood Pantomimes”,

She founded – in 1999 – with Carl Antony Plover, a media company: “Burning Paper Productions”, producing some short films and developing scripts for television which, unfortunately, did not see the light of day. After a reasonable hiatus, within which both Carl and Saffron became parents, they returned to working with each other on a number of play projects, culminating in the establishment of their comedy double act: “Two Corpses with Hard Ons”

Within the hiatus described above, Saffron established, with her brother and fellow film maker Oliver Clark, the “Award Winning Clark Bros”, a company that has produced the series “Really, Really Really Good Show” a web series about web series, whilst working on the development of a number of projects, one of which was awarded the Dublin Web Fest’s, Best Original Script, whilst another is in post production: “Room to Roam” – a feature length film set in a hotel room. She also used this time to write a novel for children:  “The Bott Twins: Birth, Death and Other Jokes” which is due to be published this year.

In 2019, Oliver Clark, Carl Plover and Saffron Clark – with fellow film maker Markus Husgen – decided to combine their creative talents within one company: Parasol Productions, which is where a new chapter, or paragraph, begins..

Plays (Theatre)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Conservative (Artescape commission; The Guardian Critic’s Choice, Edinburgh 1991) The Last of the Bohemians (Bishop Grosseteste University) Ulster Mourning (Stratford East Theatre commission) Hurly Burly (Lincoln Theatre Royal commission) Devils Let Loose (Arts Council commission, Lincoln Community Play) The Nearly Men (Touring production) Four Play (Touring production)

Plays (Directed)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Touring Production) Twelfth Night (Touring production) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (LAMDA) Journey’s End (LAMDA) Absence and Presence (Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead) Senora Carrar’s Rifles (MacOwan Theatre) The Crucible (Theatre Royal, Lincoln) 1984 (Schools tour) The Way of the World (Drill Hall, Lincoln)

TV/Film Projects

The Nearly Men

Molly’s World

Matthew & Son

The Viral Messiah

Harder – the Series 

Staying In

Two Corpses with Hard Ons

They’re Here!

Really Really Really Good Show



Passion (TCM Short Film Festival, Jury recommendation) Room to Roam (Award Winning Clark Bros)

Short Films (Directed)

Macbed (with Ken Campbell) Oh Minnie Passion

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