Delightful, dynamic and relevant.
We are Claybody Theatre Company, crafting high quality live drama in non-theatre spaces for the people of the Potteries.
Deborah McAndrew Creative Director
Playwright and Actress, Deborah McAndrew, studied Drama at Manchester University. In her acting career she has worked extensively in television, theatre and radio. She is best known for her role as Coronation Street regular, Angie Freeman, in the 1990s.
Deborah’s many play writing credits include work for Northern Broadsides Theatre Company, Hull Truck Theatre, Mikron Theatre Company, Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Esk Valley Theatre and New Vic Theatre.
Deborah’s critically acclaimed play An August Bank Holiday Lark recently won awards for Best New Play 2014 at the UK Theatre Awards and Manchester Theatre Awards. First produced by Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre, directed by Barrie Rutter, this play is published by Methuen Drama.
Conrad Nelson Artistic Director
Conrad is a critically acclaimed director, actor and composer with a vast body of work in theatre, television, film and radio. As an actor his work has included roles such as Richard III, Henry V, and Iago with Lenny Henry as Othello.
Conrad’s directing work includes productions for Hull Truck Theatre, Three Stones Media, Bolton Octagon, and New Vic Theatre. Conrad has recently been appointed Artistic Director at Northern Broadsides Theatre Company, and his production of Hard Times, adapted by Deborah McAndrew, is touring now.
Helen Slevin Producer
With a background in Stage Management and producing, Helen came to produce our highly successful site specific play Dirty Laundry. Prior to that, Helen spent seven years working for the New Vic Theatre, where she produced their Hoard Festival. This large-scale event was made up of 21 new pieces of work, all taking the Staffordshire Hoard as their inspiration.