Recent Productions Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? Returns 26 April 2014

Show Of Strength’s hugely successful outdoor show, with Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster returns, shows on Sat 26 April (free for BS3 residents), Sat 3 May and Sat 10 May.

Supported by Bedminster Town Team and part of Bristol WalkFest.

In WHY DON’T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD? Tour Guides Kim Hicks and Chris Yapp introduce you to a host of local, real life characters who tell their extraordinary-but-true stories. Meet Charlie Stephens, the barber who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel; Princess Caraboo, who’s buried in Hebron Burial Ground; and Aldred Daw Collard, the poet butcher of North Street…

2 separate 45 minute walks on Saturdays 26 April, 3 May and 10 May

  • 11am — starts at The Steam Crane, 4-6 North Street, BS3 1HT (junction with Canon Street), ends noon at The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF
  • 2pm — starts at The Masonic, 110 North Street, BS3 1HF (opposite Gaywood House flats), ends 3pm St Catherine’s Precinct, East Street, BS3 4HG

Each walk covers approximately one mile and all on the flat. A few steps near the burial ground but generally accessible. Loos at the start & at points on the way.

Cost: one show £3, both shows £5.

No advance booking, pay on arrival (cash only). Do both shows on the same day or on different Saturdays (still just £5 if you pay in advance). You’ll see lots of great places for lunch and shopping as you explore Bedminster past and present.

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The Poet Butcher of Bedminster

Chris Yapp As Aldred Daw Collard, The Poet Butcher Of Bedminster(photo: Zuleika Henry)

Here’s a poem by Aldred Daw Collard, Poet Butcher of Bedminster, celebrating the survival of his shop at 57 North Street” – read it here »

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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 WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD returns in May 2015

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster on Saturday 9,16 and 23 of May.

Part of Bristol Walking Festival and funded by Bedminster Town Team.

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Venue ★★★★ review – 24 Sept ’10, Issue 928
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this is Bristol ★★★★ review – 24 May ’11
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Productions The Butchers of Bedminster Poem

Aldred Daw Collard, ‘Poet Butcher’ of Bedminster, celebrates the survival of his shop at 57 North Street.

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