Recent Productions NEW SHOW: Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook The Great American Songbook

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock cook up a storm in Show Of Strength’s new show, Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook.
And like most of Show of Strength’s work it’s designed not for theatres but will be taking place in restaurants. Theatre and food lovers can dine with the Cradocks at selected Bristol venues from Friday 20 to Saturday 28 July (see list below).

Kate McNab and John Telfer play Fanny and Johnny. Well-known jazz singer Kate also performs with her own company The Ministry of Entertainment. Actor, singer and musical director John Telfer was a regular in the TV show Bergerac and is currently the Vicar of Ambridge in Radio 4’s The Archers.

As part of the evening’s entertainment the audience enjoys a 2-course meal a la Cradock (with vegetarian options available). First Fanny demonstrates Prawn Cocktail, the starter she invented more than half a century ago. But her main course, Diamond Jubilee Chicken, is brand new and also her revenge on Constance Spry for pipping her to the royal post in 1953 with Coronation Chicken. As Fanny says: ‘Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.’ The Cradocks demonstrate, argue, namedrop, insult, parlez dodgy Français and sing as they go.

Writer/producer Sheila Hannon said: “Research revealed Fanny had Somerset roots – her grandfather came from Bath and the family business included an undertaker’s. They were so successful they had a branch on Bristol’s Park Street, where one of the performances will be held.

“Have dinner with the Cradocks and they’ll tell you all about it. From £20 for 2 courses and a show, tickets are selling like Fanny’s hot doughnuts. This will be a highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out – a feast for all the senses!”

A highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out.

Book tickets online here »

Performances

Friday 20 July CREATE Centre, Hotwells, Bristol – Book »
Saturday 21 July Square Food Foundation, Knowle, Bristol – Book »
Sunday 22 July Riverstation, Bristol – Book » SOLD OUT
Tuesday 24 July Arnos Manor Hotel, Brislington, Bristol – Book »
Wednesday 25 July Folk House Cafe, Park St, Bristol – Book »
Thursday 26 July The Square, Berkeley Sq, Clifton, Bristol – Book »
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July Hen & Chicken, Bedminster, Bristol – Book »

NB: All performances will cost £20 per person for a 2 course meal and show, apart from the Folk House Café venue on Wednesday 25th July, which will cost £25 a ticket.

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Recent Productions Anne Bonny’s Lunchtime Pirate Panto

It’s not a lunchtime panto? Oh Yes It is!
It’s not only a fiver for 2 people? Oh Yes It Is!
It’s not Angie Belcher? Oh Yes It Is!

Join Buccaneer Belcher for terrifying tales of Bristol’s pirates, fact & fiction: Blackbeard, Long John Silver, Woodes Rogers, Robinson Crusoe, Calico Jack Rackham and the extraordinary Anne Bonny. With some of the worst pirate jokes you’ll ever hear and Ted the fact checking Hartcliffe parrot, making sure she gets it right.

ANNE BONNY’S LUNCHTIME PIRATE PANTO lasts half an hour in Bedminster’s newest venue: Chicken Shed at the Hen & Chicken on North Street BS3 1JF. So take in a show, have some lunch and do your Christmas shopping – all in Bedminster.

  • Performances 1pm & 2pm, Saturdays 7th, 14th and 21st December
  • Suitable for ages 7 and up
  • Tickets £5 for one adult and one child (age 11 and under)
  • Additional children £3 (11 and under) each
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Unaccompanied adults and 12 and over: £5

Advance booking via StageStubs »

Tickets on the door if available.


Angie Belcher’s work is known for its ‘high laughter content’ – Bristol 24/7, and Phil Jupitus says, ‘Highly recommended, go see her!

Show Of Strength’s recent accolades include ‘Best of Bristol 2018: Theatre’ from Bristol247 and Best Live Performance, Creative Bath Awards. Oh Yes They Do.

Our walking tours will be back in 2020 – keep an eye on Facebook Twitter@showofstrength and Instagram@showofstrengthtc


Productions Dinner with Fanny and Johnnie Cradock

Fanny and Johnnie at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

11 October 2017 @ Bristol Harbour Hotel

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.

Tickets and more information here »

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