Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Derby Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Conrad Nelson Much Ado About Nothing remains a perfect introduction to Shakespeare with its lighthearted script and easy to follow narrative. With a setting of a tranquil town the close of World War Two, this buoyant adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy is a fine piece of accessible theatre. Conrad Nelson carefully... Continue Reading →

Review: Hot Lane at Spode Works, Stoke on Trent

Writer: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Nestled deep in the old industrial heart of Stoke on Trent lies the regenerated Spode factory and inside Claybody Theatre brings their latest locally based drama Hot Lane. Set in Burslem, Edith (Emily Pithon)  returns after mysteriously fleeing the city. Alongside Ediths reasons for returning Deborah McAndrew weaves in and out... Continue Reading →

Review: They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Dario Fo Adaptation: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Northern Broadsides have never been ones to shy away from the audience it aims to represent and this new adaptation of Dario Fo's Don't Pay? Won't Pay?  is no different. This is a stimulating farce that packs a punch and inspires a debate. Moving the setting... Continue Reading →

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