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From Bristol to Botany Bay

In 1817 a female convict ship, ‘The Friendship’, sailed from England to Australia with 101 women, ten of them from Bristol Newgate prison – now the site of The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol.

In late 2023, with funding from Historic England and the University of the West of England, we explored the forgotten lives of these women.

Read all about our project exploring their, then watch the film we made imagining their voices…

Frankenstein in Bath

Great reviews for Frankenstein in Bath

Theatre Bath: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is an enthralling story, well told and meticulously researched, with many newly-discovered facts… …You will be entertained, enlightened and horrified in equal measure. Fascinating. Read the full review »

Bath Newseum:

Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair are all woven into a street performance that was both informative and – please forgive the pun – even shocking in its revelations. Read the full review »

Trip Advisor

fascinating… I was spellbound… very good value
All reviews here »