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Deborah McAndrew


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Latest news…


Deborah plays the role of Lizzie in the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama The Progress of the Soul of Lizzie Calvin by Michael Symmons Roberts

Wednesday 26th April at 14.15pm

Starring Glenda Jackson

More information can be found here


Stoke-on-Trent company, Claybody Theatre, will produce a new play by Deborah McAndrew this autumn.

DIRTY LAUNDRY is set in The Potteries in the 1950s, where a young woman suspects that her dying father is carrying a terrible secret…

The play will be directed by Conrad Nelson.

Watch this space for further news of venue and dates…




Deborah’s new adaptation of this classic novel is has been commissioned by the New Vic Theatre as part of celebrations to mark 150 years since the birth of the novelist Arnold Bennett.

The play will be directed by Conrad Nelson, and opens at the New Vic Theatre on Friday 26th May.

Details and booking here




Deborah’s new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac for Northern Broadsides and The New Vic Theatre is currently on national tour. The production is directed by Conrad Nelson.

For 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 is a co-production between Bolton Octagon Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

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

Book for Bolton Octagon here

Book for York Theatre Royal here



**** The Observer      ‘19th-century classic still packs an emotional punch for a modern audience’

***** At the Theatre

**** The Stage

**** Manchester Evening News