We were very excited to have Claire Chitham join us here last week for a photo shoot for our NZ premiere of Grounded, which will open on our mainstage on 13 August.
Claire will play the lead role in Grounded, which is a powerful, poetic and moving one-woman show about a fighter pilot who is grounded when she discovers she is pregnant.
She spent eight years playing one of Shortland Street‘s longest serving and most popular characters, Waverley Wilson and then went on to the memorable role of Van West’s doomed girlfriend Aurora Bay in Outrageous Fortune. She won a NZ Screen Award for her work in Interrogation. Claire has studied in New York and LA and has worked both here and in Australia.
Grounded has been named one of the best new plays internationally and last year Oscar winner Anne Hathaway starred in a production in New York.