WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
After working together on a production of Yasmina Reza's The God of Carnage playing husband and wife at Sydney's legendary indie theatre The Tap Gallery, we knew it was just the beginning of our creative partnership. And following on from a sell-out run of our first creative venture, The Screwtape Letters, we founded Clock and Spiel Productions in 2017.
As a Sydney-based company, we produce and pioneer new and existing works
that are distinctive, culturally daring, and truly human. We want to champion,
stage, develop and invest in dramatic works that showcase the guts of the human
existential experience. Our desire is to nurture and connect deeply with both
artists and audiences in the process and the product.
With a degree in Theatre Performance Hailey has appeared in many productions as an actor including When the Rain Stops Falling (New Theatre) Wit, Metamorphosis and Mr Foot (Clock and Spiel Productions), King Lear and Measure For Measure (Sydney Shakespeare Festival), The Way of All Fish (Sydney Fringe Festival), Richard III (Genesian Theatre), The God of Carnage, Entertaining Angels, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet and Picnic on the Battlefield (Twisted Tree Theatre), The Popular Mechanicals, Talking With and The Cardboard Box (Cufflink Productions). She played Sonia McMahon in Power Games (Nine Network) and had an ensemble role in Town Centre (HotFrost). She has directed many Clock & Spiel shows and recently directed Things I Know to be True for the New Theatre, Newtown.
Hailey is an active advocate of emerging talent and lectures in Producing, Theatre Company Management, Drama Pedagogy, Theatre History and Acting at Excelsia College for 15 years.
HAILEY MCQUEEN & YANNICK LAWRY
"There's a powerful psychological experience astronauts encounter when, having viewed the earth from space, they return and are overcome with 'The Overview Effect'. This experience provides a seismic change in perspective, a full dose of awe mainlined straight to the emotional centre. This is how we feel about theatre. A connective, powerful and perspective-giving experience that reminds us of the fragile and the beautiful, it grips and shakes us. What a gift to have such an experience available to us, right here on earth. It's our greatest joy to make creative work and tell stories through this immediate and visceral art form. Creating and watching theatre is one of the most profound experiences of community and connection a person can experience. Our hope is that the artists we work with and the audiences that see our shows would experience this transformative form of community and connectedness- by the very act of coming together to make meaning."
Yannick trained as an actor at ArtsEd, London where he gained his Masters in Acting. His film credits include the 2018 feature, Trust, playing 'Nick'. The award-winning short film, Love Dad and Ross in Get A Life, Alright. TV credits include Limitless for Disney+, Australia: The Story Of Us for Channel 7, and The Moth Effect for Amazon Prime. Yannick's recent theatre credits include Doctor Rice in Molly Sweeney, a national tour as Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters, and he reprised his role as Lewis in Freud's Last Session at Riverside Theatres after a season at The Reginald Season in 2018 for Clock and Spiel Productions - the company he established with Hailey McQueen in 2016. Yannick has voiced documentaries for Nat Geo and the BBC including Beyond our Earth and Hell on Earth which air this year. He is currently studying towards a Masters in Counselling through Excelsia College.