The Card

Author(s): Arnold Bennett, adapted by Deborah McAndrew
Company: New Vic in association with Claybody Theatre

“What a card! He’s a rare ‘un, make no mistake”

From a young age, loveable rogue Denry Machin has his eyes set on great things and when life gives him an opportunity, he takes it.

A washerwoman’s son, his humble beginnings won’t hold him back from achieving a life he loves to live. Helped along by a little bit of luck, a lot of initiative and just a touch of chutzpah, he’s soon enjoying fame and fortune, becoming the most celebrated ‘card’ in The Five Towns!

A revival of Claybody Theatre’s original production seen at Fenton Town Hall in 2022, this stage adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s comic novel is set in a fictionalised Stoke-on-Trent known as The Five Towns.

Directed by Conrad Nelson (Anna of the Five Towns, Brassed Off).



News items

All information was correct to the best of our knowledge from details supplied to us but may be subject to change or inaccuracies. Please contact the companies or venues to confirm details.
Most ticket links are to the official box office, but some, including ATG Tickets, BTG Tickets, Ticketmaster, The Ticket Factory, LW Theatres and QuayTickets, are affiliate links for which BTG may earn a small fee at no extra cost to the purchaser.

Are you sure?