Official website for Award Winning British playwright

Deborah McAndrew


Photograph by Kimberley Watson




Deborah’s new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac for Northern Broadsides opens at The New Vic Theatre on Friday 3rd February 2017 before embarking on a national tour. The production will be directed by Conrad Nelson.

To book for Cyrano at the New Vic theatre click here

For further tour dates click here


‘Northern Broadsides sniff out a winner’ THE GUARDIAN

‘McAndrew’s script is at turns epic and intimate, funny and profound and seriously beautiful.’ YORKSHIRE POST

‘McAndrew’s masterly adaption… is much more than just gluing on a comedy nose.’ NORTH WEST END

‘… fabulously witty entertainment’  NATIVE MONSTER

‘… comedy, romance and a real emotional punch’  THE SENTINEL

‘Both heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure’ THE REVIEWS HUB

‘McAndrew’s hilarious adaptation…’ STAFFS LIVE

‘I know it’s only February but already I think I might have seen the show of the year.’




Christian Edwards as Cyrano                              Photo by Nobby Clarke

Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre Feb 2017 Cyrano & Adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac by Deborah McAndrew Directed by Conrad Nelson Designer Liz Evans Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie Musical Director Rebekah Hughes Fights Philip d'Orleans Christian Edwards/Cyrano Sharon Singh/Roxane Adam Barlow/Christian Andrew Whitehead/Le Bret Andy Cryer/De Guiche Paul Barnhill/Ragueneau Angela Bain/Bellerose Jessica Dyas/Lise Ragueneau Francesca Mills/Sister Martha Anthony Hunt/Cavalryman Robert Wade/Musketeer Perry Moore/ Valvert Michael Hugo/Ligniere ©NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Sharon Singh as Roxane and Adam Barlow as Christian Photo by Nobby Clarke





Deborah’s new adaptation of Anne Bronte’s passionate novel opens in March 2017 and is a co-production between Bolton Octagon Theatre  and York Theatre Royal.

The play will be directed by Elizabeth Newman.the-tenant-of-wildfell-hall-cover-image-copy-2

Book for Bolton Octagon here

Book for York Theatre Royal here




An August Bank Holiday Lark wins BEST NEW PLAY Manchester Theatre Awards

Deb and Jackie Kay

Winners were announced at a ceremony in Manchester on Friday 13th March.



An August Bank Holiday Lark wins

UK THEATRE AWARD – Best New Play 2014.

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A Northern Broadsides production in partnership with New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on tour.

Winners were announced at a ceremony on Sunday 19th October at London’s historic Guildhall, where nominees and special guests gathered to honour the creative excellence and outstanding achievement seen on and off stage across the country.






Claybody news…


Deborah’s company Claybody Theatre is currently developing a new site-specific drama at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent.

This project has so far included consulting with creatives and technicians, developing a
script and working with actors on site.

Here’s a short documentary film about the research and development stage of this project:



And here is a Theatrical Trailer for the future drama:


Watch this space for more news of this exciting project…