Open Clasp’s Artistic Director collected her MBE from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 7th November ’17, awarded for outstanding services to disadvantaged women through theatre and we couldn’t be prouder.

“This honour values the important and vital role theatre plays in celebrating the strengths and resilience of women, those who survive experiences that no-one should have to and many wouldn’t be able to. This honour is theirs. They are heroes in their own story to survive and I am honoured to have had their trust and to tell their stories.” Catrina McHugh MBE