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Current Productions Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath 2018

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

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

captivating, breathtaking” — Listomania, Bath

wonderful evening… my students were quite simply enthralled” — group organiser

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — audience member

An extraordinary walking tour revealing Bath’s best kept secret: Mary Shelley wrote much of FRANKENSTEIN in Bath. Secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations and false identities – walk in Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she wrote her gothic masterpiece in the autumn/winter of 1816/17.

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH takes you where she lived, where she wrote, and where she kept her dark secrets – as a chain of real life disasters unfolded around her.

To mark the 200th anniversary of FRANKENSTEIN’s publication, there’s now a plaque to Mary Shelley in Bath – included in the tour.

Tickets

Tickets cost £10, advance booking recommended (some tickets available each night, cash only). Book tickets online here »

MEET/START: outside Sally Lunn’s, North Parade Passage, BATH BA1 1NX and ends close by. Lasts approx 90 mins. Mainly on the flat with stops along the way.
Not recommended for under 12s.

Sally Lunn’s, the perfect place to eat before the tour: www.sallylunns.co.uk

Please contact us for private tours and large groups »

Tours between March and October

March: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, 31st all start at 7.30pm
April: 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th all start at 7.30pm
May: 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st all start at 8pm
June: 1st, 2nd all start at 8pm
August: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st all start at 7.30pm
September: 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th all start at 7.30pm
October: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th all start at 6.30pm

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Photos from Frankenstein in Bath performances

Photos: Zuleika Henry

Current Productions Blood and Butchery in Bedminster

Blood and Butchery in Bedminster, Tuesday evenings

Bedminsterwhere graves were robbed by body snatchers, and corpses buried in concrete coffins.

Where the old Chinese laundry vanished years ago, and where ‘laundering’ now means money, big money, 13 million, ‘laundered’ through a Bedminster bank.

Where criminals were sentenced to hang in public, their cadavers flayed, their skin tanned and made into…

…the answer is in BLOOD AND BUTCHERY IN BEDMINSTER, our new pub/walking tour, Tuesdays from 23 January 2018.


Join us at The Ropewalk on Bedminster Parade and visit a few more pubs along the way, all with fascinating tales to tell – including the gruesome fate of John Horwood; the man eaten by a lion; and Bedminster’s own Romeo and Juliet.

Our last walking tour, FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH, won Best Live Performance at 2017’s Creative Bath Awards. All you need to know is here, so book for this one now, it’s selling fast: buy tickets »

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Bedminster BID
In association with Bedminster BID

Productions Dinner with Fanny and Johnnie Cradock

Fanny and Johnnie at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

11 October 2017 @ Bristol Harbour Hotel

Meet the Cradocks at the fabulous new Bristol Harbour Hotel on Corn Street. Dine in the extraordinary Sansovino Hall — previously a banking hall in the financial heart of the city — inspired by 16th century Venetian architecture, complete with remarkable historical detail and magnificent skylight.

Tickets and more information here »

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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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Productions Dinner with Fanny and Johnnie Cradock

Fanny and Johnnie at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

11 October 2017 @ Bristol Harbour Hotel

Meet the Cradocks at the fabulous new Bristol Harbour Hotel on Corn Street. Dine in the extraordinary Sansovino Hall — previously a banking hall in the financial heart of the city — inspired by 16th century Venetian architecture, complete with remarkable historical detail and magnificent skylight.

Tickets and more information here »

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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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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”

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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.