Trade It: Formerly Diverse Stories

Current Productions Fanny & Johnnie Cradock: your Valentines for 2016

FANNY & JOHNNIE CRADOCK
COOK THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

With Kate McNab & John Telfer as the Cradocks

Treat someone special to lunch or dinner with the Cradocks
Or buy your squeeze a romantic meal.

The perfect gift for someone you want to see more of: lunch or dinner with Fanny & Johnnie, guaranteed to put a smile on a February face. Fanny always told viewers, “This won’t break you” – just like our 5 star show.

February shows

Friday 5 February
Three Course Dinner & ShowBristol Folk House Cafe & Bar, Bristol
www.folkhousecafe.co.uk
Folk House Cafe Facebook page
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Saturday 13 February
Three Course Dinner & Show — aboard MV Balmoral, Bristol Docks
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DINNER THEATRE IS BACK ON THE MENU AT LAST—Guide2Bristol

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Kate McNab and John Telfer return as Fanny and Johnny. Well-known jazz singer Kate also performs with her own company The Ministry of Entertainment. Actor, singer and musical director John Telfer was a regular in Bergerac and is currently the Vicar of Ambridge in Radio 4’s The Archers.

The evening includes a three course meal a la Cradock, demonstrated by Fanny before it’s served—with a bit of help from the audience (and vegetarian options available). Plus regular bursts of song assisted by Johnnie at the piano. And even some local history when Fanny’s dark roots are revealed: her grandfather came from Bath and the family fortune came from an undertakers shop on Bristol’s Park Street. Dine with the Cradocks and they’ll tell you all about it.

Writer/Producer Sheila Hannon said, ‘Last year’s run sold out well in advance and a lot of people missed out, so book early and don’t be disappointed.’

READ THE REVIEWS

5 star Venue reviewRead it here

Another cracker in the Evening PostRead it here

And from Guide2BristolRead it here

Pic copyright Zuleika Henry

A soundbite…

Current Productions TRADING LOCAL Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea

Free writing workshops in February to create scripts for our fantastic theatre in shops project.

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Free performances in Burnham shops Saturday 16 April, put it in your diary now…

Current Productions View from the Pen

Lama

Great to be working with lovely neighbour Windmill Hill City Farm to celebrate their 40th birthday.

Free workshops, in March, to write the stories of some of the animals who’ve lived there.

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Free performance weekend 2/3 July, come and join the celebration…

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

Why dont we do it in the road

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster on Saturday 9,16 and 23 of May.

Part of Bristol Walking Festival and funded by Bedminster Town Team.

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Venue ★★★★ review – 24 Sept ’10, Issue 928
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this is Bristol ★★★★ review – 24 May ’11
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Recent Productions Wells comes alive with street theatre

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”

www.wellsjournal.co.uk

“Simple but brilliant…beautiful little snapshots of ordinary lives”

www.theftr.co.uk

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.