Clarissa has been a celebrity for as long as she can remember.
A wild, modern woman, her story blurs the boundaries between theatre and cinema to show the extraordinary life and glamorous times of the woman who was a celebrity long before it was fashionable.
Inspired by the power of Picasso's Guernica the funny, shocking and tragic Clarissa! is an intimate study of an unreliable 20th Century icon; a woman we all remember but who nobody really knows.
Clarissa! is a love story that goes from the 2011 riots to the first night of the talking-pictures. BAFTA-CYMRU nominated film-maker Christian Britten conjures a visual mindscape for this new script by Terry Victor and performance by the remarkable Angharad Berrow. Blending theatrical and cinematic styles this is a very personal history of ambition, war, marriage, art, crime, age and corrosive celebrity.