Recent Productions NEW SHOW: Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook The Great American Songbook

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock cook up a storm in Show Of Strength’s new show, Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook.
And like most of Show of Strength’s work it’s designed not for theatres but will be taking place in restaurants. Theatre and food lovers can dine with the Cradocks at selected Bristol venues from Friday 20 to Saturday 28 July (see list below).

Kate McNab and John Telfer play 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 the TV show Bergerac and is currently the Vicar of Ambridge in Radio 4’s The Archers.

As part of the evening’s entertainment the audience enjoys a 2-course meal a la Cradock (with vegetarian options available). First Fanny demonstrates Prawn Cocktail, the starter she invented more than half a century ago. But her main course, Diamond Jubilee Chicken, is brand new and also her revenge on Constance Spry for pipping her to the royal post in 1953 with Coronation Chicken. As Fanny says: ‘Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.’ The Cradocks demonstrate, argue, namedrop, insult, parlez dodgy Français and sing as they go.

Writer/producer Sheila Hannon said: “Research revealed Fanny had Somerset roots – her grandfather came from Bath and the family business included an undertaker’s. They were so successful they had a branch on Bristol’s Park Street, where one of the performances will be held.

“Have dinner with the Cradocks and they’ll tell you all about it. From £20 for 2 courses and a show, tickets are selling like Fanny’s hot doughnuts. This will be a highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out – a feast for all the senses!”

A highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out.

Book tickets online here »

Performances

Friday 20 July CREATE Centre, Hotwells, Bristol – Book »
Saturday 21 July Square Food Foundation, Knowle, Bristol – Book »
Sunday 22 July Riverstation, Bristol – Book » SOLD OUT
Tuesday 24 July Arnos Manor Hotel, Brislington, Bristol – Book »
Wednesday 25 July Folk House Cafe, Park St, Bristol – Book »
Thursday 26 July The Square, Berkeley Sq, Clifton, Bristol – Book »
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July Hen & Chicken, Bedminster, Bristol – Book »

NB: All performances will cost £20 per person for a 2 course meal and show, apart from the Folk House Café venue on Wednesday 25th July, which will cost £25 a ticket.

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Recent Productions 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 2016, 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 2016 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

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Recent Productions Fanny & Johnnie Cradock: your Valentines for 2016

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.

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