Claudine Bennent is a performer, theatre maker and teacher.
Claudine graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2005 with her BA in Theatre and Performance. Claudine worked as a freelance actor, singer, director, writer and teacher for numerous theatre, film and television companies in South Africa; including the National Children’s Theatre (The Secret Garden, Aladdin, Stuart Little).
In 2007, she caught the comedy bug and began performing stand-up and improv comedy at venues throughout Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria until 2009, when she moved to Sendai, Japan to teach on the Japan English and Exchange (JET) Programme.
Whilst learning how to use chopsticks properly, she developed her Vocal Training for Teachers Workshop delivered at training conferences and meetings, delivered an improv comedy workshop at the annual art show, performed with an acapella group to raise funds for charity, and established Sendai Night Live (a variety show to raise funds after the 2011 Sendai Earthquake).
Claudine relocated to Sheffield in 2013 and has been cursing the weather ever since. Her most resent projects include Three Post-Apocalyptic Comedians Walk Into A Bar (Rebuild Festival, Sheffield 2017), The Local (Edinburgh Fringe 2017, The Rutland Arms 2016), The Vagina Monologues (for SheFest at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield 2017), and scripting and directing Foolish Mortals at the Lantern Theatre. In October 2018, she participated in Third Angel's Mentoring Scheme.
UPCOMING PROJECTS: TANNIE & TANNIE - 14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2018 AT DINA VENUE, SHEFFIELD
TANNIE & TANNIE is a new play written, performed and produced by Claudine in collaboration with Melanie Crawley, and directed by Sarah Spencer. Find more details at