Recent Productions Trading Local Crewkerne - Saturday 31 May 2014

TRADING LOCAL - Ashton Fruit Shop BS3

Join us in Crewkerne on Saturday 31 May when six professional actors stage 48 FREE live performances in shops in the town centre.

TRADING LOCAL began with free writing workshops to create scripts specifically for, and about, the town. 12 were selected for professional production and audiences, residents, shoppers & visitors will see the results on Saturday 31 May.

See a show in the butcher’s as well as a chop; get a story in the barber’s as well as a haircut; hear a tale in the café as well as your coffee brewing. Shop, take in a show; have a cup of tea; see another show; have some lunch – and repeat.

Crewkerne is a fabulous town, and TRADING LOCAL a glorious way to celebrate independent shops. A great day out, and all for free. What’s not to like?

Our audiences say, ‘superb event, truly innovative and imaginative’.
And shops say, ‘Lots of new people came in who’d never been in here before.’

For a taste of TRADING LOCAL have a look at these two short film clips
(one for a delighted Mary Portas): showofstrength.org.uk/productions/trading-local-on-film

Download the Crewkerne performance schedule, with all details & show times:

Trading Local Crewkerne – May 2014.pdf



For information about Crewkerne, see the About Crewkerne website »

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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 »

Download the flyer for all the details »

Mary Shelly by Zuleika Henry

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Recent Productions TRADING LOCAL Wells

48 free shows, Wells City Centre, Saturday 21 March, 10.30am-4.15 pm.

We’re working with Wells Festival of Literature on a new version of the project that turns high streets into theatres.

12 great short scripts have been selected from nearly 40 submissions.

We’ve got shows in a shoe shop — Basil Powell, a butcher — Griffiths & Sons, a florist — Lynnsey Kelly Flowers and Wells Film Centre 3 Screen Cinema, to name but four.

And six great actors: William Bateman, Kirsty Cox, Rachael Fagan, David Reake, Lynda Rooke and Chris Yapp.

Join us from 10.30 to see a show, have a coffee, shop, see another show, lunch — and repeat. All the shows are free, so what’s not to like?

Download the full performance schedule »

And here’s a delighted Mary Portas watching us in Ashton Fruit shop, Bristol »

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