Theatre Walks Frankenstein in Bath

Frankenstein in Bath

Bigamy, illegitimate children and suicides galore… Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair” — Bath Newseum

Eastenders with posh people and poetry!” — audience member

It’s the city’s best kept secret: most of FRANKENSTEIN —the book that invented science fiction—was written in Bath. And Mary Shelley’s life, as she wrote it, was at least as gothic as the story she created.

FRANKENSTEIN IN BATH is a real life tale of secrets and lies, suicides, concealed births, ruined reputations and false identities. Walk in Mary Shelley’s footsteps as she created her gothic masterpiece. See where she lived and wrote – now marked by a plaque after 200 years. Discover where—and why—she hid her dark secrets.

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

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

Meet: outside Sally Lunn’s North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX and ends close by.
Cost: £10, advance booking recommended (some tickets available each night, cash only).
Lasts: Lasts approx 90 mins. Mainly on the flat with stops along the way.
Dates & Times: 7pm every Friday from 12 April to 8 November.

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Please check booking site for the latest dates. Not recommended for under 12s.
Private tours by arrangement. Simplified 1 hour tour for students studying English, contact us for more information.

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Theatre Walks 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, — so successful it’s now EVERY Tuesday at 7pm, see booking site for availability for the latest.


the best walking tour I’ve ever done” — @WeirdBristol on Twitter

uncanny and macabre… cracking script… consummate performer” — Bristol Life Magazine

a gripping jaunt through the Bedminster underworld…
even lifelong BS3 residents will learn something new” — South Bristol Voice


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.

Cost: £10, advance booking only, buy your own drinks.
Lasts: Lasts approx 2 hours.
Dates & Times: 7pm every Tuesdays

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Please check booking site for the latest dates.
Private tours by arrangement, contact us for more information.

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Theatre Walks Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

Highly recommend this glorious thing, 2 hours, 4 pubs, tall tales, what’s not to like?!” — Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Visit Bristol

excellent research… charismatic delivery… comedy… with a little vicarious thrill of terror” — Bristol 24/7

Edward Teach – aka Blackbeard – was the world’s most famous pirate. And until his violent death in battle 300 years ago he was also the most feared. Teach is said to have been born in Bristol but no records survive. Now new research in Jamaica has proved his family’s West Country origins – and the Blackbeard emerging from the shadows couldn’t be more different from your average, rum soaked TREASURE ISLAND pirate.

2018 was the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death. 2019 is the 300th anniversary of ROBINSON CRUSOE – a fiction based on fact with strong links to Bristol and Edward Teach. Walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bristol docks, and by the end of the tour you’ll be able to separate the fact from the fiction, with a bit of help from Ted, the Bristol parrot.

Meet at The Golden Guinea in Redcliffe (BS1 6SX), finishes near The Centre.
Cost: £10, advance booking only, buy your own drinks.
Lasts: 2 – 2 ½ hours.
Mainly on the flat with 3 more dockside hostelries along the way.
Dates & Times: Saturdays 3pm 13 April – 26 October (not 20 July);
Wednesdays 7pm April/May/August.
Check booking site for the latest dates.

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Not recommended for under 12s. Private tours by arrangement, contact info@showofstrength.org.uk

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Mary Shelley in Bath

To mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Sheila Hannon, has researched, written and produced a new theatrical walking tour of Bath, where much of the novel was written. She shares here some insights into the city’s significant role in the development of Shelley’s classic work.

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