Past Productions An Audience with Sarah Guppy

Writer: Sheila Hannon
Performer: Kim Hicks
Director: Alan Dossor

Commissioned by Brunel 200, An audience with Sarah Guppy , a new play by Sheila Hannon about an amazing inventor and designer. An audience with Sarah Guppy will tour in 2008 and beyond. It is suitable for conventional venues and non-theatre spaces (including schools) as technical requirements are minimum. Kim Hicks plays the remarkable woman who also taught IK Brunel more than a thing or two about suspension bridges. Mother of Brunel’s colleague and backer Thomas, Sarah Guppy was responsible for bringing Brunel to Bristol in the first place. Sponsored by Hitachi with an interactive whiteboard, this innovative performance uses twenty first century technology to bring the achievements of an extraordinary eighteenth century female engineer to life. Students at City of Bristol College have recreated her designs in 3D which are incorporated into the performance.

Directed by Alan Dossor, whose extensive credits include West End and Broadway, the production has toured Bristol and the region (SS Great Britain; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) to great acclaim and was shortlisted for 2006’s Engineering Media Challenge Awards.

Contact us to find out more about booking a performance.

Director: Alan Dossor
Performer: Kim Hicks
Designer: James Helps

“…Remarkable …brought science, technology & art together in a unique way.”
-Tony Watkins, Sub Dean, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth

“…Virtuosic …vivid portrait of a forgotten Bristolian who played an important part in the Brunel story…”
-Helen Reid, Bristol Evening Post

“…Beautifully constructed, an engaging balance of informative and entertaining… turns a mass of raw material into an enthralling entertainment with breathtaking skill.”
–Shirley Brown, former Theatre Editor, Venue

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Past Productions Gripping Yarns: free performances in Exeter

Gripping Yarns
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May, 10.30am-4.30pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX

This weekend Show of Strength bring objects in Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum to life and showcase writing by local people.

Watch a series of 12 five-minute monologues performed in the museum’s galleries, close to the objects which inspired them. All the monologues were written and developed in a series of workshops run by Show of Strength in March and April this year. Join us on Saturday and Sunday and prepare to see museum objects in a completely new light.

Download a performance schedule here

Gripping Yarns is a partnership project with RAMM, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Show of Strength and has been funded by Renaissance.


Past Productions Recycled Stockings – A Family Christmas Show with The Southville Centre

Recycled Stocking Christmas Show

Show of Strength Theatre Company and The Southville Centre
presents RECYCLED STOCKINGS : A New Christmas Show for Families.

All tickets only £5

At The Southville Centre
Tuesday – Thursday, 20-22 December 2011, 10.30am and 2.00pm…

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