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Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

Join Show of Strength Theatre Company for lashings of BLOOD, BLACKBEARD AND BUCCANEERS in Bristol docks.

Winner of Bristol 24/7's BEST OF BRISTOL THEATRE 2018:

"Combining Sheila Hannon’s excellent research with Gerard Cooke’s charismatic delivery and characterisation, Blood, Booze and Buccaneers took us on a journey into the seventeenth century. This was immersive and participatory theatre of the most natural kind" - Bristol 24/7

"It’s almost as if actor Gerard Cooke was born to play the role of Pirate Storyteller" - The Millennial Runaway

"Highly recommend this glorious thing, 2 hours, 4 pubs, tall tales, what’s not to like?!” — Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Visit Bristol

Edward Teach – aka Blackbeard – was the world’s most famous pirate. And until his violent death in battle 300 years ago he was also the most feared. Teach is said to have been born in Bristol but no records survive. Now new research in Jamaica has proved his family’s West Country origins – and the Blackbeard emerging from the shadows couldn’t be more different from your average, rum soaked TREASURE ISLAND pirate.

Walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bristol docks, and by the end of the tour you’ll be able to separate the fact from the fiction, with a bit of help from Ted, the Bristol parrot.

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THIS CLIP: Gerard Cooke and Kirris Riviere discuss Show of Strength's BLOOD, BLACKBEARD AND BUCCANEERS with Made in Bristol TV's Jamie Lowe (interview date: 16/07/2018).


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