Celebrate the 200th anniversary of FRANKENSTEIN’s birth with an atmospheric, theatrical walking tour of Bath. Show Of Strength Theatre Company reveal the city’s forgotten role in shaping Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece.
The summer of 1816 was extraordinary for many reasons, not least the sequence of events that unfolded while Mary Shelley completed her first draft of FRANKENSTEIN – in Bath. Revealing the dramas and scandals underlying the creation of the novel, the tour takes visitors on an adventure, retracing Mary Shelley’s footsteps and exploring the extraordinary and unmarked locations where she lived – and wrote her story.
Running nightly from the 16th June to the 30th September, brave explorers will delve into a series of real life disasters that unfolded during Mary’s time in the city. Discover the real reason Mary Shelley came to Bath, and the secrets she and her infamous companions were desperate to hide.
- Tours nightly: 16th June – 30th September 7.30 pm
- The Walk: Starts and Ends at Rebecca’s Fountain, Bath Abbey
- The Route: About 1 mile (75 mins) — all on the flat, with frequent pauses!
- Tickets: £8 cash only. No advance booking
A great review from 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.
Great to be working with lovely neighbour Windmill Hill City Farm to celebrate their 40th birthday.
A weekend of outdoor performances, all over the farm, to celebrate their 40th birthday (and our 30th!).
Eight great short shows, and four wonderful actors playing all sorts of creatures – spot the crime solving mole, a fox with bags of attitude, and a dove with huge ambitions. Leela Bunce, Rachael Fagan, Kirris Riviere and Chris Yapp bring these and more to life — all weekend, and all free.
Shows 10.30–4.30 both days
Working with Wells Festival of Literature on a new version of Trading Local turned Wells high streets into theatres – on Saturday 21 March 2015 we presented 12 great short scripts with six great actors: William Bateman, Kirsty Cox, Rachael Fagan, David Reake, Lynda Rooke and Chris Yapp.
A couple of many great reviews:
“Wells comes alive with street theatre”
“Simple but brilliant…beautiful little snapshots of ordinary lives”
Terrific reviews for January’s celebration of Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge including ‘thrilling… gurgles with life’ – Lyn Gardner in The Guardian.
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…
Information on current productions, what we’ve got planned for the future and everything we’ve done in the past.
Our photographer is the fabulous Zuleika Henry. Her new website includes her work for the RSC: www.zuleikahenry.co.uk
Show of Strength often employ volunteers during productions. If you are interested in volunteering for us please email us your details.