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).

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