A CHRISTMAS CAROL CANTATA
Music by Ashley Thompson, words by Deborah McAndrew, an featuring Conrad Nelson as Ebeneezer Scrooge.
TWILIGHT PERFORMANCE ADDED!
21 December, 5.30pm
Book now to avoid disappointment!
We are delighted to announce that Claybody Theatre has been offered 3 years funding within Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, beginning in April 2023.
This means that we can now plan ahead for the first time and grow the work of the company – which is rooted in the communities and heritage of the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
Our Patron, the actor and writer Toby Jones, has sent a lovely message. Toby loves Stoke-on-Trent and we are very proud to have his support.
You can read our full statement HERE.
THE CARD Revival.
Our sell-out summer show THE CARD will be produced in May 2023 at the New Vic Theatre.
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.
The company will once again be joined by the brilliant Acceler8 Brass Band, under the musical direction of Jef Sparkes.
Dates: 20 May – 10 June 2022
SEE YOU THERE!
Claybody Theatre returned to live performances in June 2021 with an extended version of our 2020 lockdown hit, Greenwood Dreams. For two nights only the magnificent Stoke Minster hosted our ancient forest setting, and the through-sung story of a young girl who escapes the pressures of lockdown through a vivid and inspiring dream.
If you would like to support our work, please consider making a donation.
Many thanks to Martin Tideswell, and his award-winning team at The Sentinel and SOTLive, for joining us during our last production, The D Road. Thanks to their incredible support, and for creating this fab film where we get a chance to talk about what Claybody means to us.
Our work is rooted in the community we serve.
All of our projects are inspired by the people and city of Stoke-on-Trent.