See the best & unforgettable moments of Claybody productions

Hot Lane

A new play written by Deborah McAndrew and directed by Conrad Nelson.

Passion and betrayal in the Six Towns. Autumn 1956. The dance halls are full, the nights are drawing in, and a mysterious woman returns to the Potteries after many years away.

Hot Lane performed at Spode Works, Stoke in November 2018. Performed by a cast of 7, supported by our Claybody Community Company, we transformed a former industrial space into a 1950s dance hall.

Dirty Laundry

A new play written by Deborah McAndrew and directed by Conrad Nelson

Dirty Laundry performed to sell out audiences at Spode Works, Stoke in October 2017. Performed by a cast of 5, supported by our Claybody Community Company, we transported audiences to the 1950s in this immersive, exciting new production.

Digging In

Digging In was commissioned by the North Staffs Miners Wives Action Group as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project Miners strike 1984-1985: 30 Years On. Digging In toured to five schools in Stoke-on-Trent, before ending with a finale performance at Mitchell Arts Centre.

It’s 1984 and life is complicated for nine-year-old Gary Hargreaves. His mum is pregnant, his sister is a teenage pain in the neck and his dad is on strike.

The Middleport Murders

In 2015 we undertook a period of research and development on a potential new production, The Middleport Murders. As well as carrying out some community consultation, we also spent a week working with a team of creatives at Middleport Pottery, exploring how to bring the space to life with an immersive performance.

Ugly Duck

A new play written by Deborah McAndrew and directed by Conrad Nelson

Claybody’s inaugural production, Ugly Duck was originally mounted in 2013, when it was performed in the School of Art, Burslem and as part of the Capital Theatre Festival, Birmingham. Following this sell-out run in Burslem it was remounted at the New Vic Theatre in 2014.