Current Productions Sarah Guppy: The Bridge, The Bed, The Truth

Sarah Guppy - The Bridge, The Bed, The Truth

Sarah Guppy — the first woman to patent a bridge and the first to formally design one. 

Missed her in November? Catch 10 minutes free on Saturday 2 March when Sarah’s at The Council House as part of International Women’s Day.
10 minute shows 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. See full details here »


Engineer, inventor, campaigner, designer, reformer, writer, environmentalist and business woman – to name but eight. Born in Birmingham in 1770 – as the Industrial Revolution revved its engine – she moved to Bristol to marry merchant Samuel Guppy. Her other patents include a breakfast machine and an exercise bed. She had six children and married her second husband at the age of 66 – he was 31. 

She also mentored young IK Brunel with his – winning – entry for that Clifton Bridge Competition.

Well known Bristol actor Kim Hicks plays Sarah, Director Sue Colverd directed Show of Strength’s acclaimed Fanny and Johnnie Cradock Cook The Great American Songbook, and the script is by Creative Producer Sheila Hannon.


Part of Deeds Not Words celebrations

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Current Productions TREASURE ISLAND Story Walk - back for August

Treasure Island Story Walk Bristol Docks

21 August – 3 September

What’s a pirate’s favourite cheese? — Cheddaaaaaaaar!

Our half term story walk was such a success it’s back for the summer holidays. Here’s what our audiences said:

Wonderful entertainment …thoroughly recommend”
Thrilling story-telling, enjoyed by all ages”
The story walk is terrific”

So join us for the perfect family in the place where it all began: Bristol Docks

See hidden caves and spy holes, and discover the dark and dirty deeds of Long John Silver, Blind Pew, and a host of pirates and buccaneers!

One hour, suitable for age 8+

Times/prices/details on the flier »

Starts at: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, jct King St/Prince St BS1 4DT
See map »

But remember, “Them that die’ll be the lucky ones…”


Gerard Cooke & Nadia Williams, pic Zuleika Henry

In association with the Long John Silver Trust’s Treasure Island Trail
www.longjohnsilvertrust.co.uk


Current Productions Dine with The Cradocks in a tent (on College Green) and in The Cotswolds

FANNY & JOHNNIE CRADOCK
COOK THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

With Kate McNab & John Telfer as the Cradocks

Bristol Food Connections have invited Fanny & Johnnie Cradock into their fabulous Orangery Marquee on College Green on Friday 29 April where Kate’s Kitchen will serve Fanny’s Prawn Cocktail, Victory Chicken and Salute Escoffier.

Book tickets here »

“The best show about food I’ve seen. Perfect festival fodder”
— Charlie Hicks, Total Produce

Read the lovely review by Bristol 24/7 here »

Bristol Food Connections is produced in partnership with Great Western Railway, the BBC and Bristol City Council


and then in The Cotwolds

The Beaufort Arms at Hawkesbury Upton enjoyed Major & Mrs Cradock so much last time they’re back for a double. Join the Cradocks for a great dinner and show at this lovely Cotswold pub on Friday and Saturday 20/21 May

Friday 20 May 2016
Three Course Dinner & ShowThe Beaufort Arms, Hawkesbury Upton
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Saturday 21 May 2016
Three Course Dinner & ShowThe Beaufort Arms, Hawkesbury Upton
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DINNER THEATRE IS BACK ON THE MENU AT LAST—Guide2Bristol

Check out the reviews »


Pic copyright Zuleika Henry

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