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Trading Local: Theatre in Shops (2013)

TRADING LOCAL THEATRE IN SHOPS was performed in the independent businesses of Bedminster, Bristol in January, February and March 2013.
It was produced by Show of Strength Theatre Company, and directed by Ed Viney.

 Gerard performs TOO CONVENIENT by Gary Sugden for Mary Portas' visit to Bedminster on February 8th 2013.
The film contains some flash photography.  Video by Dan Martin -

Gerard appeared in MYSTERY SHOPPER by Darrin Jones and TOO CONVENIENT by Gary Sugden.

Bedminster is one of twelve 'Portas Pilot Towns' which have been helped to rejuvenate their shopping areas with ideas put forward by retail expert and television personality Mary Portas, and government funding of £1.2 million. Mary Portas visited Bedminster in February 2013 (see video above) and saw first-hand the theatre-in-shops which helps to bring independent businesses to life.


Download the Trading Local Programme here

Preview - Group puts on 36 shows in one day - The Post - 23.01.2013
Review - Fruit and veg shoppers get a taste of free theatre - The Post - 28.01.2013 
Photo Gallery - Show of Strength Perform on North St. - This is Bristol 28.01.2013
Retail guru Mary helps out traders - The Post - 11.02.2013 
Photo Gallery - Mary Portas Visit Bedminster - This is Bristol 11.02.2013 
Could theatre save the high street? - Business Zone Blog & Video 08.02.2013 
Show of Strength Theatre Company - Act Bristol Blog & Video 28.03.2013

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