Welcome to the Claybody Theatre Official Website

As well as our latest audio drama The Call, during the last six months we have been working remotely with our Claybody Community Company and Carollers, The Phoenix Singers and Renaissance music group, Piva, to create a new choral piece. Greenwood Dreams. Exploring themes of isolation, the need for heroes, and a longing to connect with the natural world, GREENWOOD DREAMS follows the story of a child in lockdown, who lifts her head from her home-schooling work and gazes out of the window at the empty street. 

If you would like to support us in making new work, like Greenwood Dreams or our audio podcast, The Call, one of the ways you can support us is by making a one-off donation.


‘Who’s at the end of the line?’

Thanks to support from Arts Council England, we are delighted to bring you a brand new Claybody audio drama, THE CALL.

THE CALL is a five-part audio drama we commissioned during lockdown, and recorded remotely. Bringing together a team of five writers, including Creative Director, Deborah McAndrew, and a team of 16 actors, directed by Artistic Director, Conrad Nelson and Stefan Escreet, all wonderfully supported by Sound Designer, Andy Partington. 

 THE CALL will be available to listen to exclusively on the Claybody website, until the end of January 2021.  

 For more information, and to listen to the latest episodes, see The Call Podcast page. 

Our work is rooted in the community we serve.

All of our projects are inspired by the people and city of Stoke-on-Trent.

  Latest News

Read our blog to keep updated with all our on-goings, including details on the forthcoming Dirty Laundry Podcast

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. 

Dirty Laundry Podcast

Dirty Laundry Podcast

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, we are delighted to be working on a podcast version of our 2017 drama, Dirty Laundry. The podcast was recorded by our original cast earlier this year, and, although Coronavirus has slightly stalled the edit process, we are...

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Digging Up The D-Road

COMMUNITY RESEARCH INTO OUR NEXT PRODUCTION The A500 has been driving us all round the bend since it opened in 1977, and now Claybody Theatre is researching a new play called ‘THE D-ROAD’ We’re holding three ‘drop-in’ sessions across the city to gather your memories...

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Have a flutter for Claybody Theatre

Have a flutter for Claybody Theatre

Remember our first ever show, UGLY DUCK? Now you can support our next show, with the chance to win up to £25,000. Sign up to our Potto Lotto for just £1 a week and you'll be helping us bring the drama of Stoke stories to life....

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