Past Productions BACK TO THE TOBACCO FACTORY

The venue we started in 1998 and where we performed till 2003

Thursday 27 May 2010, 19.30-21.00
Bristol Festival of Ideas in association with Show of Strength
and the Tobacco Factory Theatre:

Antonia Fraser and Ian Rickson on Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter and Antonia Fraser lived together for 33 years. In her recent book MUST YOU GO, Fraser provides a marvellously insightful testimony to modern literature’s most celebrated marriage. She will be interviewed by Ian Rickson, formerly director of the Royal Court Theatre.

Show of Strength actors will read from some of Pinter’s work including his first play THE ROOM, which premiered in Bristol in 1957.

Tickets £8.00 / £6.00.
Contact Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol on: 0117 902 0344 or visit in person.

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Past Productions The Steampunk Mistress and The Time Machine

The Steampunk Mistress and The Time Machine

We’re joining forces with Closer Each Day Company to take you on a Steampunk journey through time and space.

THE STEAMPUNK MISTRESS AND THE TIME MACHINE is on board Brunel’s SS Great Britain 30 June – 4 July at 7.30 with the opportunity to explore the ship from 6.30pm.

HG Wells has left his wife to live with his young, scientifically-minded mistress. He’s writing his first novel and if it fails he’s finished. And his personal life is just as fantastic as his fiction – his mistress’s mother is sharing their rented rooms in Sevenoaks. As the pressure increases from all sides, the world of science fiction becomes an attractive alternative to reality. So attractive it’s just possible that Wells can no longer tell the difference.

Closer Each Day Company are the acclaimed creators of CLOSER EACH DAY: THE IMPROVISED SOAP OPERA. Now in its 8th year, it’s the longest running improvised story in the world AND the only serialised theatre show in the UK. Bristol 24/7 awarded SHOW OF STRENGTH ‘Best of Bristol 2018: Theatre’ and Creative Bath awarded Best Live Performance (2017) – catch our 5* THEATRE WALKS in both cities this summer and through into the autumn.

THE STEAMPUNK MISTRESS AND THE TIME MACHINE

Sunday 30 June – Thursday 4 July at 7.30pm
Tickets £16/£12 concessions, includes entrance to ship from 6.30pm.
Bar on board, ends 9.30pm

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Past Productions Gripping Yarns: free performances in Exeter

Gripping Yarns
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.

Download a performance schedule here

Gripping Yarns is a partnership project with RAMM, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Show of Strength and has been funded by Renaissance.