Claire Hill
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What I do:
Journalist, director, story-teller, and co-founder of Dirty Protest Theatre
A little more about me:
I love to direct - I'm an experienced directing assistant producer and journalist with the ability to produce and direct creative films on a wide range of subjects, from short consumer investigations to longer obs films. And I'm skilled at taking a film from research stage through scripting, directing and to the final edit.

I'm a skilled storyteller - From print to television the key is being able to tell a story to an audience and provoke a reaction. From investigative journalism where I went undercover to expose to fake cancer treatment practitioner to an obs series following South Wales Police or Masterchef finalists Larkin Cen and Dale Williams as they set up their first business, I know what a story is, and crucially, how to tell it

I'm bursting with ideas - I have always been known as someone who is a fountain of ideas. I love coming up with the germ of an idea and seeing it blossom into an article or television show. It's a good job I have found myself in an industry that always wants more and more ideas. I have extensive experience at generating, developing and pitching new ideas for BBC, both network and Wales, and crucially winning commissions. I'm comfrotable jumping between daytime to formatted programmes, presenter led to access driven obs doc. I'm never without my notebook or a pen to scribble down something that gives me inspiration for the next bunch of ideas.

I'm good with people - I have more than 10 years experience in the media which has seen me work in print, radio, television and theatre. And being good with people is one of the most important skills to master. I'm as comfortable working with talent and presenters as I am creating relationships with interviewees and building trust with individuals and organisations, often in challenging and testing situations.

I'm creative - I have always been very creative and this is evidenced in my work and also all the extras that I love to do in my spare time. I have a visual eye and also a keen knack for practical problem solving.

I can do the techy side - Trained in self-shooting including Canon 305, sound recording and rough cutting on AVID. I am also learning Final Cut Pro

Anything else - I was chosen as a member of the Ones to Watch 2011 scheme and also as one of the first applicants for BBC Wales Creative Production Course. Am currently Ones to Watch ambassador.

In my spare time I run a jewellery and bridal accessories business. I design and make jewellery under the business name of Clarissa Says and also produce an exclusive bridal range of hats and accessories for Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique, Penarth

I am also the co-founder of Welsh theatre company Dirty Protest Theatre, commissioning new plays from established and emerging talent since 2007. My skills in marketing and social media have ensured the company is always making waves, you should see our Facebook stats.
Projects I’m working on:
BBC One Wales observational documentary series
Dirty Protest - Parallel Lines
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Claire Hill's Blog


Hi all,

Is there something you’ve always wanted to say to your dad, but have never found the words? 

We're looking for 16-26 year olds for an exciting TV pilot.

If you could tell your dad how you really feel about him, what would you say? Is there something you’ve always wanted to know? Questions you’ve always wanted to ask? Do you want to say thank you? Or sorry? Do you want to change something about your relationship? What could your dad…


Posted on April 4, 2016 at 12:57

Why you should come see Dirty Protest and Clwyd Theatre Cymru's Last Christmas

Dirty Protest and Clwyd Theatr Cymru's 'Last Christmas' will be on at the Sherman Cymru December 12-15.

A few words from Tim Price......If a family Christmas is something you get through doused in alcohol and repression, then this is the show for you. Come to Wales' anti-panto!

Last Christmas by Matthew Bulgo is the…


Posted on December 5, 2012 at 18:22 — 1 Comment

Dirty Protest Presents The Real Valleys

Our next event is inspired - if that is the right word by the launch of MTV's The Valleys. We have an amazing line up of pure Valleys talent

The writers are Patrick Jones, Carmen Stephens, Sam Bees, Alun Saunders, Tim Price, Kelsey Richards, Rachel Tresize (cherry popper)

Here's a few words from Tim Price about why we are putting on this night 

I'm delighted Dirty Protest is able to offer an alternative view of The Valleys than MTV's crass,…

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 22:24 — 1 Comment

Dirty Protest Fundraising - Lots of theatre related goodies

So as you all might know by now - or will do in a minute when I post the event - we are in rehearsals for our first ever full length production

Mared Swain will be directing Dennis Kelly's After the End and you can see it at the Sherman Cymru for a four night run from July 1-14

We have a great cast in Kezia Burrows and Gruffudd Glyn and have funding from the Arts Council - but it's not enough so we are fundraising to get the money for our set and also to…


Posted on June 24, 2012 at 17:21

Dirty Protest Midsummer Night Fete Fundraiser

oin Dirty Protest on the longest day of the year!

Come to the Dirty Protest midsummer night's indoor fete at Little O'Neills and help us raise money to support our upcoming events. 

Your pledge at this event will help us produce Dirty Protest's first full length play:After the End by Dennis Kelly, at Sherman Cymru in July. You will also be contributing to the development of the company and Dirty Protest's future events.

We are…


Posted on June 18, 2012 at 20:04

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At 13:28 on January 19, 2013, Laura Stowe said…

Hi Claire,

My name's Laura and I'm a student at Swansea University. I'm a few months into a PhD looking at how theatre could be used to help young people in Wales connect with the political process. I'm looking for case studies for my thesis and I know that Dirty Protest do a lot of politically-driven work; I was just wondering if you had any such projects coming up in 2013 and, if so, whether you would mind me sitting in on the development stages? Of course, I'd be happy to meet up with you beforehand and tell you more about my research, if that's of interest?

Look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes, Laura

At 23:20 on May 22, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
If you bring a sleeping bag and trangia stove, you are more than welcome to come and live on one of the bay windows. No shower though x
At 9:22 on May 22, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
Hi lovely Claire! What a shame we missed each other last night - I was around, I promise! So glad you could make it and that you had a good time. Pop in any time x

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