Dirty Laundry

Deborah’s Potteries drama, Dirty Laundry, was produced by Claybody Theatre and presented at Spode Works, Stoke 11-21 October 2017.

Directed by Conrad Nelson
Designed by Dawn Allsopp
Lighting Design by John Slevin

Reuben Moth is dying…

His daughter, Nora, does her best to keep him clean and comfortable, but Stoke-on-Trent in the 1950s is not a clean or comfortable place – and Rueben Moth is not at peace.

In his final fever he calls out the name Emeline time and again. Nora wonders who this mystery woman could be. And why is Reuben suddenly receiving important visitors?
What secret have they all been keeping for almost twenty years? And why must it never come to light?

**** The Stage

‘Gripping…’         ‘Brilliantly acted…’              ‘Skilful writing…’

**** At The Theatre

‘Stoke is lucky to have this site-specific piece… if it is possible for you to visit, you will not be disappointed.’

*** The Observer

‘Under Conrad Nelson’s clear direction, Rosie Abraham’s Nora and Angela Bain’s Frances are powerful linchpin characters in this atmospheric drama.’

Bum On A Seat

‘Thought-provoking, intriguing and rich with humanity’

The Sentinel

‘Colourful, funny, dramatic and asks some tough questions about environmental issues still relevant today.’


by Andrew Billington