Award Winning British Playwright Deborah McAndrew 

Deborah is a British playwright with original work and classic adaptions for various theatres and companies around the country. She is also co-founder and Creative Director of the Stoke-on-Trent-based Claybody Theatre Company. 





Directed by Conrad Nelson 
The Dipping House, Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent 
4-14 October 2023 
September 1938. Neville Chamberlain as averted another catastrophic conflict in Europe, but there isn't much peace at The Pelican - a pub in a poor part of Stoke-on-Trent known as The Sytch. 
A Male Voice Choir practices in the back room dirty deals are done in the cellar beneath, subversive ideas take root, and forbidden love is kindling. But secrets can't stay hidden forever, and outside the world hurtles to the brink of war once more.  

The Great Gatsby 

Directed by Conrad Nelson 
Grosvenor Park Theatre, Chester 
21 July – 27 August 2023 
Deborah’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mighty novel of love, betrayal and impossible dreams, set against the glamour and excess of 1920s New York Society. 


Directed by Sarah Brigham 
Derby Theatre 
25 March - 8 April 2023 
For Easter 2023, join Robin, Tuck, Marian, Little John and their Sherwood Forest friends (and foes) for a thrilling new adventure: Robin Hood and The Major Oak, a merry new adaptation by Deborah McAndrew based on the classic, much-loved story. 
When the Sheriff of Nottingham hears an ancient prophecy, he is sure he can defeat Robin Hood once and for all. Now the merry band must defend their leader, the legend, and the forest itself! 

The Card 

Claybody Theatre’s sell-out summer show THE CARD will be produced in May 2023 at the NEW VIC THEATRE 
20 May - 10 June 2023 
Arnold Bennett’s much loved classic tale, adapted by Deborah McAndrew, will be re-directed by Conrad Nelson for the theatre-in-the-round. Gareth Cassidy will reprise his hilarious performance as the loveable chancer, Denry Machin. Other members of the original cast have also been confirmed. 
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