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Claybody Theatre

This summer we’re thrilled to be bringing you a new adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s comic masterpiece, THE CARD.

The story follows the fortunes of loveable rogue Denry Machin, as he makes his way up from humble beginnings to become the most celebrated ‘card’ in the Five Towns.

 This fun show will feature a cast of 7 actor musicians, Acceler8 Brass Band, and our amazing community company.

Venue: FENTON TOWN HALL, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 3FA
Dates: 29 June – 9 July at 7.30pm
Performances: Matinees: 2 & 9 July at 2.30pm; Twilight perf: Sunday 3 July at 4pm. Relaxed perf: 7 July at 1.30pm. No performance on the 4 July.
Tickets: £11 – 14

Box Office: Priority booking is currently open for Claybody Theatre Friends. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 May. Tickets will be available online and also in person at The Cafe Fenton, Fenton Town Hall (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:30 – 3pm, Sat 10:30 – 2pm


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.

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