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Meakin Room, Emma Bridgewater Factory, Stoke-on-Trent

Thursday, 16 May

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In this special one-off event, the renowned actor Christopher Eccleston talks to writer and broadcaster John Woodhouse about the influence of his working-class background and relationship with his father and how they dictated a desire to be part of such socially vital dramas as Our Friends In The North, Hillsborough, Flesh And Blood, and Jude.

The event, a curtain-raiser to Emma Bridgewater’s Festival In A Factory, and a fundraiser for Stoke-on-Trent’s Claybody Theatre, pre-empts the release of Christopher’s memoir, I Love The Bones Of You, later this year.

John Woodhouse is an author, journalist, and broadcaster. He is the writer of bestselling autobiographies, including Absolutely Foxed with former England cricketer Graeme Fowler, shortlisted for three major awards, as well as a TV and film critic for BBC radio. John has run his own comedy club and has extensive interests in popular music and entertainment. He lives in the Staffordshire Moorlands with his wife Steph and two children.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.

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Meakin Room, Emma Bridgewater Factory

Lichfield Street



Please let us know about any access requirements by emailing [email protected]

The Meakin Room is wheelchair accessible. 

Doors Open at 19:00. The event starts at 19:30, and will last approximately 90mins. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. 

Parking available onsite at the Emma Bridgewater Factory


Claybody Theatre Company

Claybody Theatre Company is dedicated to crafting high-quality live drama in non theatre spaces for the people of the Potteries. Claybody was founded in 2013 by director, Conrad Nelson and playwright, Deborah McAndrew. Previous productions include: Ugly Duck (2013/14); Digging In (2015); Dirty Laundry (2017); Hot Lane (2018). Our Patron is the actor TOBY JONES.