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Current Productions TRADING LOCAL Wells

Trading Local Wells - Free Theatre in Shops, Saturday 21 March

48 free shows, Wells City Centre, Saturday 21 March, 10.30am-4.15 pm.

We’re working with Wells Festival of Literature on a new version of the project that turns high streets into theatres.

12 great short scripts have been selected from nearly 40 submissions.

We’ve got shows in a shoe shop — Basil Powell, a butcher — Griffiths & Sons, a florist — Lynnsey Kelly Flowers and Wells Film Centre 3 Screen Cinema, to name but four.

And six great actors: William Bateman, Kirsty Cox, Rachael Fagan, David Reake, Lynda Rooke and Chris Yapp.

Join us from 10.30 to see a show, have a coffee, shop, see another show, lunch — and repeat. All the shows are free, so what’s not to like?

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And here’s a delighted Mary Portas watching us in Ashton Fruit shop, Bristol »

Current Productions WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD returns in May 2015

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster will be back in May as part of Bristol Walking Festival – watch this space…

Recent Productions WALKING THE CHAINS - Terrific reviews

Hannah Darby in WALKING THE CHAINS.  Pic: Zuleika Henry

Terrific reviews for January’s celebration of Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge including ‘thrilling… gurgles with life’ – Lyn Gardner in The Guardian.

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Current Productions Education project with M Shed

M SHED’s new exhibition is about how Bristol was affected by the First World War.

MOVED BY CONFLICT runs from 11 October to 1 March. We’ve developed an education project for schools, to support the exhibition. Workshops start in October and will be available for the rest of the year and possibly into 2015.

Details here on the new Bristol Museums website »

Productions Cracking reviews for Cradock

Read the cracking reviews for Show of Strength’s FANNY AND JOHNNIE CRADOCK COOK THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

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Fanny’s Recipes

Fanny Cradock was an innovator: blue hard-boiled eggs and green mashed potato to name but two. If you’d like to know a bit more about her cooking here’s a few of her recipes, starting with the famous Prawn Cocktail…

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Productions

Information on current productions, what we’ve got planned for the future and everything we’ve done in the past.

Zuleika Henry

Our photographer is the fabulous Zuleika Henry. Her new website includes her work for the RSC: www.zuleikahenry.co.uk

Opportunities Volunteers

Show of Strength often employ volunteers during productions. If you are interested in volunteering for us please email us your details.