This is an enthralling story, well told and meticulously researched, with many newly-discovered facts… …You will be entertained, enlightened and horrified in equal measure. Fascinating. Read the full review »
Tragedy and triumph, romance and despair are all woven into a street performance that was both informative and – please forgive the pun – even shocking in its revelations. Read the full review »
Director: Alan Dossor Performer: Kim Hicks Designer: James Helps
“…Remarkable …brought science, technology & art together in a unique way.” -Tony Watkins, Sub Dean, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth
“…Virtuosic …vivid portrait of a forgotten Bristolian who played an important part in the Brunel story…” -Helen Reid, Bristol Evening Post
“…Beautifully constructed, an engaging balance of informative and entertaining… turns a mass of raw material into an enthralling entertainment with breathtaking skill.” –Shirley Brown, former Theatre Editor, Venue
The title of this all-day event, staged by Show Of Strength Theatre Company, might give visions of bearded scribblers earnestly reading out their stuff from a lectern. Wrong. The 20 pieces were, in fact, short solo playlets, each only a few minutes long, performed by seven actors in nine different spaces in the building.
Show Of Strength has produced new work in non theatre spaces for over twenty years, and created three informal, intimate and accessible new venues in Bristol – Since 2008 we have taken to the streets and shops and now perform in ‘found’ spaces in and around Bristol.