Clive discovered Frinton in 2012 after he met Edward Max, the former Artistic Director and persuaded him to let him appear in “Art” and “Charlie’s Aunt”.
That experience caused him to fall in love with all things Frinton and in 2014 he persuaded Richard Wilson to appear in “The Dog” by Jon Canter. That led to Richard becoming the patron of Frinton Summer Theatre and eventually to Clive taking over as Producer and Artistic Director.
2021 will be Clive’s sixth year at the helm of this great institution and he hopes he’ll be here for many years to come.
In his other life Clive is a drama producer and works extensively for BBC Radio 4.
Among his many credits he produces “The Corrupted” by G F Newman starring Toby Jones and the comedy “Believe It” by Jon Canter, starring Richard Wilson, David Tennant, Sir Ian Mckellan and Sir Antony Sher. For many years he produced “No 10” by Jonathan Myerson starring Damain Lewis and Sir Antony Sher.
He has produced and directed “The Arkangel Complete Shakespeare” a 100 CD box set of all the bard’s plays featuring many of the UK’s best actors. It won a prestigious American award for radio production in 2000.
He was Head of Series Development for BBC TV Drama between 1990 and 1996, overseeing series such as “Seaforth”, “The House of Elliot” and “Spender”.
He produced Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” with Lenny Henry and “Crazy for a Kiss” starring Mike McShane.
In Radio he has worked on the soaps “The Archers” and “Citizens” and spent many happy years as the Commissioning Editor of Series and Serials.
He has produced hundreds of hours of award-winning drama and readings for Radio 4.
Last year he directed “Black Chiffon” starring Abigail Cruttenden. It started at Frinton and transferred to Park Theatre in London where Abigail gained a nomination as best actress in the “Offies”.
Most recently he directed “Corpse” at Park Theatre starring “Poldark”’s Tom York. Sadly the production was closed due to Covid 19.