Recent Productions Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? Returns 26 April 2014

Show Of Strength’s hugely successful outdoor show, with Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster returns, shows on Sat 26 April (free for BS3 residents), Sat 3 May and Sat 10 May.

Supported by Bedminster Town Team and part of Bristol WalkFest.

In WHY DON’T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD? Tour Guides Kim Hicks and Chris Yapp introduce you to a host of local, real life characters who tell their extraordinary-but-true stories. Meet Charlie Stephens, the barber who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel; Princess Caraboo, who’s buried in Hebron Burial Ground; and Aldred Daw Collard, the poet butcher of North Street…

2 separate 45 minute walks on Saturdays 26 April, 3 May and 10 May

  • 11am — starts at The Steam Crane, 4-6 North Street, BS3 1HT (junction with Canon Street), ends noon at The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF
  • 2pm — starts at The Masonic, 110 North Street, BS3 1HF (opposite Gaywood House flats), ends 3pm St Catherine’s Precinct, East Street, BS3 4HG

Each walk covers approximately one mile and all on the flat. A few steps near the burial ground but generally accessible. Loos at the start & at points on the way.

Cost: one show £3, both shows £5.

No advance booking, pay on arrival (cash only). Do both shows on the same day or on different Saturdays (still just £5 if you pay in advance). You’ll see lots of great places for lunch and shopping as you explore Bedminster past and present.

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The Poet Butcher of Bedminster

Chris Yapp As Aldred Daw Collard, The Poet Butcher Of Bedminster(photo: Zuleika Henry)

Here’s a poem by Aldred Daw Collard, Poet Butcher of Bedminster, celebrating the survival of his shop at 57 North Street” – read it here »

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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 WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD returns in May 2015

Why dont we do it in the road

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster on Saturday 9,16 and 23 of May.

Part of Bristol Walking Festival and funded by Bedminster Town Team.

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Venue ★★★★ review – 24 Sept ’10, Issue 928
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this is Bristol ★★★★ review – 24 May ’11
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Productions The Butchers of Bedminster Poem

Chris Yapp As Aldred Daw Collard, The Poet Butcher Of Bedminster(photo: Zuleika Henry)

Aldred Daw Collard, ‘Poet Butcher’ of Bedminster, celebrates the survival of his shop at 57 North Street.

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