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Theatre Credits include: Whore/Claire in Amour (Charing Cross Theatre); Violet Butterfield in Flowers for Mrs. Harris (Chichester Festival Theatre); Alice Beane in Titanic (UK Tour); Rosie in MAMMIA MIA! (Cyprus); Cora in Girls the Musical (Phoenix Theatre London); Barbara Castle in Made in Dagenham (Queens Theatre); Alice Beane in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre); Mamma Gladys in the original cast of Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre); Mabel in The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre & Shaftesbury Theatre); Mrs. Metcalf in Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre); Widow Corney in Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane & UK Tour); Tim’s Mother & Asphynxia in Salad Days (Riverside Studios); Mamie Eisenhower in First Lady Suite (Union Theatre); Ms Darbus in High School Musical (Churchill Theatre & UK Tour); Miss Lark, Mrs Brill & Mrs Corry in the original cast of Mary Poppins (Bristol Hippodrome & Prince Edward Theatre); Clara Eynsford Hill in My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Queen Esmerelda in Sleeping Beauty (Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal); Les Miserables (Palace Theatre); Charlotte in Oliver! (London Palladium).

In 2017 Claire was nominated for the Laurence Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Cora in The Girls. Claire was recently nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Supporting Female in a Musical for her role has Whore/Claire in Amour. She also won the Wilma award for Best Actress in an Off-West End show for her role as Alice Beane in Titanic, and was nominated for the WhatsOnStage award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Gladys in Memphis.

Claire also performed her one woman show 'An Old Fashioned Love Story' at the New London Theatre, and is very proud of her involvement in the new orchestrations of the Broadway production of Les Miserables

TV/Film Credits include: Mrs Nathan in Vanity Fair for (ITV/Mammoth Screen); Louise in Miss Marple (BBC); Sharon in The Ritz (BBC); Les Miserables (Working Title Films), Grandma Who The Grinch for NBC.

Claire Machin Photos


[West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Madame Thénardier [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Mrs. Brill

[West End]
Mrs Brill [Replacement]

[West End]
West End New Musical, 2017

[West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2014

[West End]
Original London Production, 2011

[West End]
Original London Production, 2004

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Killian Donnelly to Return to LES MISERABLES as Jean Valjean For 15 Weeks Only

Killian Donnelly will return to LES MISÉRABLES as Jean Valjean in the production at the Sondheim Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

LES MISERABLES and HAMILTON Extend Booking Until 28 September 2024

LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre and HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre both announce today booking extensions until Saturday 28 September 2024. Find out how to get tickets to these iconic musicals here!

Luke Kempner, Katie Hall, and More Will Join LES MISERABLES in London Next Month

Joining the company from 25 September 2023 will be Luke Kempner as Thénardier, Katie Hall as Fantine, Will Callan as Marius, Amena El-Kindy as Eponine and Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras. They join Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette.

Photos: See the New Images of LES MISERABLES in the West End

Get a first look at all new photos of Les Miserables in the West End!

Josh Piterman, Stewart Clarke, Lucie Jones, Claire Machin, and Harry Chandler Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES Next Month

Cameron Mackintosh has announced new casting for the critically acclaimed new production of LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre from Monday 27 March 2023.

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt in MARY POPPINS

All new photos have been released from the West End production of Mary Poppins, as Louis Gaunt takes over the role of Bert. Gaunt replaces Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer. 

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS

Beginning tonight (22 June 2022) Louis Gaunt joins the cast of Mary Poppins to play the iconic role of Bert, replacing Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer.  

Louis Gaunt Joins the Cast of MARY POPPINS as Bert

Louis Gaunt will join the cast of Mary Poppins from 22 June 2022 to play the iconic role of Bert, replacing Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer. 

MARY POPPINS Extends West End Booking to 10 July 2022

An extension to booking has been announced for the Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins with tickets now on sale until 10 July 2022 at the Prince Edward Theatre. 

Photos: Petula Clark Celebrates Her Birthday at MARY POPPINS

Petula Clark who currently plays Bird Woman in the West End production of Mary Poppins was surprised by the cast at the at the curtain call last night (15 November 2021) as she celebrated her birthday. 

Photos: MARY POPPINS Reopens in the West End Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the original Walt Disney film, Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins resumed performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 7 August 2021 and is currently booking to 13 February 2022.

VIDEO: The Stars of MARY POPPINS Prepare to Return to the Stage!

The Olivier award-winning production of Disney's Mary Poppins will resume performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August 2021. The show's leads, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp had their first photo shoot in costume this week!

Full Casting Announced For the West End Production of MARY POPPINS

Joining the previously announced Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as Bert are Charlie Anson as George Banks, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks, Petula Clark as Bird Woman, Liz Robertson as Miss Andrew, Claire Machin as Mrs Brill, Jack North as Robertson Ay and Paul F. Monaghan as Admiral Boom and Bank Chairman.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 7 - THE PROM Soundtrack, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new music from Jackie Burns, and more!

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Original Cast Recording

Following the limited release of the filmed production earlier on this year, the 2018 Chichester Festival Theatre company of Flowers for Mrs Harris have reunited to bring us an eagerly awaited cast album, which acts as the perfect companion to a stunning show.

FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Cast Album To Be Released

The cast album of the hugely acclaimed musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, recorded by the Chichester Festival Theatre company, will be released on 3 December. With a book by Rachel Wagstaff and music and lyrics by Richard Taylor, Flowers for Mrs Harris captures the glowing humanity of the novel by Paul Gallico on which it is based.

MARY POPPINS 2020 Cast Recording Out Today

Cameron Mackintosh with First Night Records and Warner Music have officially released the new live cast recording of the Olivier Award winning hit West End production of Mary Poppins today, Friday, November 6. Mary Poppins returned to its original home in the Prince Edward Theatre last October.


The release of the brand new 2020 Mary Poppins cast recording could not have come along at a better time. We have just entered into a second national lockdown, which has meant that some theatres starting to get back on their feet have had the rug pulled out from under them again. Spirits are low, universally but especially across the arts industry, so this recording is an absolute tonic.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 2 - BEETLEJUICE Demos, First Song From THE PROM, and More!

This week's list includes an album of demos from Beetlejuice the Musical, as well as the first single from the forthcoming film adaptation of The Prom. Plus, the first song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella has been released.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY POPPINS Cast Recording, and More!

This week's list includes Laura Benanti's debut solo album, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Disney music, the 2020 West End Mary Poppins cast recording, and more.


Claire Machin has not appeared on Broadway.

Claire Machin has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

Claire Machin's first West End show was Mary Poppins which opened in 2004

Claire Machin has been nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical category at the Olivier Awards for her performance in the show "The Girls".

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