Lady Strong’s Bonfire is a Bristol based theatre company, co-founded by Tomasin Cuthbert, Liz Hart and Tessa Bide. We make powerful and joyous theatre for predominantly adult audiences with passion, integrity and a team of talented hand-picked collaborators. We are continuing to support the development of Liz Hart’s one woman show Mummy Monster and you can read all about it here. We also have 2 other shows in the making and there are several opportunities coming up to meet us and get involved.
We have been developing our new piece of outdoor theatre this summer called The Environs. This is a lively family show created with Soap Soup Theatre and is about the impact of humans on the seas. Our Arts Council funded development period saw us diving into some pretty harrowing research, aided by our partner The Marine Conservation Society and Director Amy Rose. The show is now up and running and has become a celebration of the diversity of nature. It is wonderfully visual, funny and interactive AND includes original music from sound designer and composer, Chris Menes. Now booking for summer events.
The Bed was Lady Strong’s Bonfire maiden project and was a two-year research and theatre project that culminated in live shows at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre. Through running courses and workshops we teamed up with women from across Bristol to explore what womanhood is and means, and were supported by feminist organisation Self Injury Support. The Bed theatre show was the journey of a woman and a celebration of some of the most potent times in her life. The times of changeover. Her gateway times from One to Other. Using puppetry, clown, visceral physical performance and a hypnotic original sound-score, we delved into the dream world, the physical world and everything in between.