Meet the Cradocks at the fabulous new Bristol Harbour Hotel on Corn Street. Dine in the extraordinary Sansovino Hall — previously a banking hall in the financial heart of the city — inspired by 16th century Venetian architecture, complete with remarkable historical detail and magnificent skylight.
Great to be working with lovely neighbour Windmill Hill City Farm to celebrate their 40th birthday.
A weekend of outdoor performances, all over the farm, to celebrate their 40th birthday (and our 30th!).
Eight great short shows, and four wonderful actors playing all sorts of creatures – spot the crime solving mole, a fox with bags of attitude, and a dove with huge ambitions. Leela Bunce, Rachael Fagan, Kirris Riviere and Chris Yapp bring these and more to life — all weekend, and all free.
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.
The perfect gift for someone you want to see more of: lunch or dinner with Fanny & Johnnie, guaranteed to put a smile on a February face. Fanny always told viewers, “This won’t break you” – just like our 5 star show.
Working with Wells Festival of Literature on a new version of Trading Local turned Wells high streets into theatres – on Saturday 21 March 2015 we presented 12 great short scripts with six great actors: William Bateman, Kirsty Cox, Rachael Fagan, David Reake, Lynda Rooke and Chris Yapp.
Walking the Chains CIC in association with Show of Strength Theatre Company and Circomedia present:
Roll up! Roll up! Celebrate the 150th birthday of Bristol’s best loved landmark!
8 actor musicians, 4 circus performers, a band and a choir telling—and singing—the stories and secrets of Brunel’s glorious Clifton Suspension Bridge. And it’s happening in another Brunel masterpiece: The Passenger Shed.
Free shows in the Docks this Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm.
Part of Docks Heritage Weekend with 4 new shows. There’s Kate McNab on a ferry, Angie Belcher on the steam crane, Gerard Cooke on a blind date at the Underfall Yard, and Will Bateman on his bike. Four great new scripts from Bruce Fellows, Martin Fey, Andrzej Wawrowski and Andy King.
In May the much loved Frenchay & Southmead hospitals closed and the new, state-of-the-art Brunel Building, opened. We ran writing workshops with staff at both hospitals and have developed 8 new pieces of work.
Shows in the atrium of the new hospital 11am-5pm SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER.
M SHED’s new exhibition is about how Bristol was affected by the First World War.
MOVED BY CONFLICT runs from 11 October to 1 March. We’ve developed an education project for schools, to support the exhibition. Workshops start in October and will be available for the rest of the year and possibly into 2015.
Fanny Cradock was an innovator: blue hard-boiled eggs and green mashed potato to name but two. If you’d like to know a bit more about her cooking here’s a few of her recipes, starting with the famous Prawn Cocktail…
The phenomenally successful Cradock dinner theatre show heads to BITE, the Cotswold Food Festival in Chipping Campden, then Valentines Weekend at Southville’s Hen & Chicken, then to London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel in May.
SHOW OF STRENGTH are bringing TRADINGLOCAL to the North St and East St Christmas Fayres in Bedminster this Saturday and next. See 18 FREE shows in shops on Sat 8 (North St) and Sat 15 Dec (East St) between 10am-1pm. Find out where and when by clicking HERE to download a programme.
Fanny and Johnnie Cradock cook up a storm in Show of Strength’s new show launching in Bristol restaurants in July 2012.
With Kate McNab an John Telfer as cookery’s most infamous TV couple. Online booking now open here »
Stroll around Bristol’s Harbourside and discover twelve fascinating tales. Six writers and four actors have been inspired by Redcliffe Caves, the launch of the
Miranda Guinness – the last boat built at the great Charles Hill shipyard – and a host of other local stories.
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May, 10.30am-4.30pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX
This weekend Show of Strength bring objects in Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum to life and showcase writing by local people.
Watch a series of 12 five-minute monologues performed in the museum’s galleries, close to the objects which inspired them. All the monologues were written and developed in a series of workshops run by Show of Strength in March and April this year. Join us on Saturday and Sunday and prepare to see museum objects in a completely new light.
SHOW OF STRENGTH & TRAVELLINGLIGHT Theatre Companies join forces for the first time on a brand new festival of shows for young people and families (from 8 years) at The Create Centre, Hotwells, Bristol.
From 10am-5pm brand new short plays will be happening all over the building. Over a dozen writers have created work especially for the event. Audiences will get a map showing the performances, and can choose what to see when. And the Create Centre café will be open throughout.
In a major coup for theatre and comedy fans, Show Of Strength persuaded broadcaster, actor and writer Sandi Toksvig created and performed a tribute to two of England’s greatest heroes. ENGLAND, SHAKESPEARE & ST GEORGE
previewed at Holland House Hotel on Wednesday 22 April with a champagne reception and slap-up dinner
Shoppers in Bedminster on Saturday 21st February got more than they bargained for. Show Of Strength working in partnership with The Southville Centre put live performances in 19 shops. Richard Clutterbuck has produced a DVD of edited highlights and Vox Pox which was shown at the Southville Centre together with an exhibition of photos of the event, as part of the Southbank Arts Trail.
The company formed for TRADINGLOCAL naturally employed local professionals. Bristol Old Vic trained Ed Viney directs local actors; Angie Belcher, Sarah Buckland, Kim Hicks, Kate McNab, Oliver Millingham and Chris Yapp.