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Current Productions Frankenstein in Bath - back for 2017

Frankenstein in Bath 2017

more genuine Gothic horror than her novel… enthralling” — Theatre Bath

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value” — Trip Advisor 5*

captivating, breathtaking” — Listomania, Bath

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — Jonathan Rowe

Back for 2017 with a clutch of 5* reviews, FRANKESTEIN IN BATH traces Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she wrote her gothic masterpiece in the city in the autumn and winter of 2016/17. It also reveals the real life disasters that unfolded all around her. FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH takes you to the places where this forgotten story happened: where Mary Shelley lived, where she wrote, and where she kept her dark secrets.

  • 2017 performances: 1 July – 30 September 2016
  • Wed-Sat 6.30pm, Sunday 4.30pm
  • The Walk: Start point/meet outside Abbey Hotel, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF
  • The Route: About 1 mile (75 mins) — all on the flat, with frequent pauses!
  • Tickets: £8 cash only at the walk, no need to book.
    Advance booking via Visit Bath (01225 322 442)

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH is a finalist for Best Live Performance in the Creative Bath Awards

Please contact us for private tours and large groups »

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Photos from Frankenstein in Bath performances

Photos: Zuleika Henry

Frankenstein in Bath Winner of Best Live performance

Winner of Best Live performance, Creative Bath Awards 2017

Delighted to win Best Live Performance at the Creative Bath awards for FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH.

“A powerful commitment and presence in Bath. Their performances are spellbinding and thought-provoking. And we praise their campaign for a blue plaque for Frankenstein author Mary Shelley”

Mary Shelley arrived in Bath on 10 September 1816, and wrote much of her book there that autumn and winter. It was published on 1 January 1818. FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH launched in June last year to great reviews. It starts again this year on 1 July, so if you missed it make sure you catch it before January’s 200th anniversary.

Recent Productions TREASURE ISLAND Story Walk

New for 2017: 27 May – 4 June

The perfect family activity in the place where it all began: Bristol Docks

See hidden caves and spy holes, and discover the dark and dirty deeds of Long John Silver, Blind Pew, and a host of pirates and buccaneers!

One hour, suitable for age 8+

Times/prices/details on the flier »

Starts at: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, jct King St/Prince St BS1 4DT
See map »
But remember, “Them that die’ll be the lucky ones…”

In association with the Long John Silver Trust’s Treasure Island Trail
www.longjohnsilvertrust.co.uk

TREASURE ISLAND STORY WALK Gerard Cooke & Nadia Williams, pic Zuleika Henry
Gerard Cooke & Nadia Williams, pic Zuleika Henry

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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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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Frankenstein in Bath Great reviews for Frankenstein in Bath

Theatre Bath: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is an enthralling story, well told and meticulously researched, with many newly-discovered facts… …You will be entertained, enlightened and horrified in equal measure. Fascinating. Read the full review »

Bath Newseum:

Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair are all woven into a street performance that was both informative and – please forgive the pun – even shocking in its revelations. Read the full review »

Trip Advisor

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value
All reviews here »

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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.