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Current Productions Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath

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

Please contact us for private tours and large groups »

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Mary Shelly by 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 »

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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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Zuleika Henry

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

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