Claire Alizon Hills

Evie Godfrey

Claire Alizon Hills

Trainee Board Member

Current role: Artistic Director, Topsy Turvy Theatre

Claire grew up in a tiny mining village near Wakefield, and now lives and works from her home in Castleford.  Having gained a degree in Drama and Critical Criminology in 2003, Claire embarked on a career in the arts as a jobbing actor.

In 2010 Claire took the next step in her creative career and started children’s theatre company; Topsy Turvy Theatre.  Specialising in puppetry, energetic storytelling and fabulous waistcoats, Claire has written and directed seven nationally touring productions & performs in all the shows. She is also a freelance workshop facilitator and mentor for other arts organisations.

Outside of work, Claire can be found in her garden looking after her potted plants or working on an upcycling project.

Quirky fact: When she was 15, Claire came 2nd in the Medieval Combat World Championships in the sword & shield event, winning 1 of the 3 rounds against the World Number 2.