Recent Productions NEW SHOWS 5 months of free theatre in Bedminster Shops

SHOW OF STRENGTH is gearing up for 5 months of free theatre in Bedminster. TRADING LOCAL was a huge success when SOS launched it in North Street shops nearly four years ago. Since then it’s played high streets in Exeter, Westbury-on-Trym, Brislington, Staple Hill and Knowle. On Saturday 24 November it’s back home for 5 months, thanks to funding from the Mary Portas ‘Town Team’ initiative. The action’s on East Street in the morning, and in the afternoon it moves to North Street. Shop, take in a show, have a coffee, see another show, do some more shopping, have some lunch, discover another high street -it’s a great way to spend a Saturday.

In December there’ll be two Christmas Specials, with brand new seasonal pieces as part of North Street’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 8 December and East Street’s on Saturday 15 (mornings only, 10am-1pm). The pieces are tasters for RECYCLED STOCKINGS, SOS’s brand new Christmas show for families at The Southville Centre from 15 December. With tickets for children just £5 it’s the most affordable Christmas treat in town: on sale now at The Southville Centre – last year sold out so make sure you book in time.

From January to March there’ll be shows on the last Saturday of each month in North Street and East Street. See full list of dates below. www.bedminstertownteam.org

Sheila Hannon, SOS’s Producer, said: ‘*TRADING LOCAL* at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre sent the footfall counter off the scale, with nearly 1,000 more people than usual. Guaranteed increased footfall without costing shops a penny -what kind of advertising matches that? Creative, social, entertaining & hugely engaging, TRADING LOCAL refreshes the parts of town centres other cultural activities fail to go anywhere near, supporting local high streets and independent traders at a really tough time.”

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Funded by Bristol City Council.

Ffi on Town Team click here

Calendar

Saturday 24 November (10am-6pm): TRADING LOCAL
Free theatre performances in shops and streets
East Street am; North Street pm

Saturday 8 December (10am-1pm): TRADING LOCAL North Street Christmas Fayre
Free Christmas performances in shops and streets.
New pieces from Show Of Strength’s new show RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2.

Saturday 15 December (10am-1pm): TRADING LOCAL East Street Christmas Fayre
Free Christmas performances in shops and streets.
New pieces from Show Of Strength’s new show RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2.

Saturday 15 December RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2/Southville Centre, 2.30 & 6pm
Show Of Strength’s new Christmas show for families; tickets from The Southville Centre

Sunday 16 December RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2/Southville Centre, 2.30 & 6pm
Show Of Strength’s new Christmas show for families; tickets from The Southville

Saturday 22 December RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2/Southville Centre, 2.30 & 6pm
Show Of Strength’s new Christmas show for families; tickets from The Southville

Sunday 23 December RECYCLED STOCKINGS 2/Southville Centre, 11, 2.30, 6pm
Show Of Strength’s new Christmas show for families; tickets from The Southville

Saturday 26 January (10am-6pm) TRADING LOCAL
Free theatre performances in shops and streets
North Street am; East Street pm

Saturday 23 February: (10am-6pm) TRADING LOCAL
Free theatre performances in shops and streets
North Street am; East Street pm

Saturday 23 March (10am-6pm) TRADING LOCAL
Free theatre performances in shops and streets
East Street am; North Street pm

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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


Recent Productions TRADING LOCAL Wells

Trading Local Wells - Free Theatre in Shops, Saturday 21 March

48 free shows, Wells City Centre, Saturday 21 March, 10.30am-4.15 pm.

We’re working with Wells Festival of Literature on a new version of the project that turns high streets into theatres.

12 great short scripts have been selected from nearly 40 submissions.

We’ve got shows in a shoe shop — Basil Powell, a butcher — Griffiths & Sons, a florist — Lynnsey Kelly Flowers and Wells Film Centre 3 Screen Cinema, to name but four.

And six great actors: William Bateman, Kirsty Cox, Rachael Fagan, David Reake, Lynda Rooke and Chris Yapp.

Join us from 10.30 to see a show, have a coffee, shop, see another show, lunch — and repeat. All the shows are free, so what’s not to like?

Download the full performance schedule »

And here’s a delighted Mary Portas watching us in Ashton Fruit shop, Bristol »