Past Productions Why don't we do it in the road?

- Love, Sex & Violence on the Streets of Bedminster -

PREVIEWS 3pm 18 & 25 October & 1 November

Princess Caraboo & Charlie Stephens, the barber who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Smelted gold from Britain’s biggest robbery.

The Bristol man hung for murder whose corpse suffered a fate worse than death.

And a tiny dog collecting money for soldiers in the trenches.

See the photos so far

Our new show is a theatrical walk with some of the most extraordinary people – and animals – you’ll ever meet. And every word is true.

WHY DON’T WE DO IT will launch Spring/Summer 2010, but we’d like to know what you think while it’s still in development.

Join us for reduced price previews and after show feedback sessions.

Meet 3pm Sundays 18 & 25 October, 1 November.

Aldi car park, North Street, Bedminster (next to Tobacco Factory).

All tickets £3 (cash only), no need to book, just turn up (rain or shine).
The walk/performance will last an hour and a half and cover about a mile.

Event supported by Bristol City Council and Better Bedminster Community Chest: thank you!

And there’s more:

Saturday 14 November we play Sidwell Street in Exeter with a new version of TRADING LOCAL, the theatre in shops project we invented in Bedminster in February. It’s a partnership with Exeter’s Northcott Theatre, Exeter City Council, Exeter Festivals and Devon Councty Council. Details on the website.

And TRADING LOCAL is back in Bristol next year: we’re working with Brislington Community Partnership on the project for Sandy Park Road. Workshops after Christmas, performances May. Details to follow.

And we’ve got Arts Council funding for a coproduction with Bristol’s Travelling Light to happen next April – again details to follow.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

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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.


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.

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

Love, Sex and Violence on the Streets of Bedminster returns.

Shows Sat 26 April (free for BS3 residents), Sat 3 May and Sat 10 May.

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