Productions NEW SHOW: Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook The Great American Songbook
Fanny and Johnnie Cradock cook up a storm in Show Of Strength’s new show, Fanny & Johnnie Cradock Cook the Great American Songbook.
And like most of Show of Strength’s work it’s designed not for theatres but will be taking place in restaurants. Theatre and food lovers can dine with the Cradocks at selected Bristol venues from Friday 20 to Saturday 28 July (see list below).
Kate McNab and John Telfer play Fanny and Johnny. Well-known jazz singer Kate also performs with her own company The Ministry of Entertainment. Actor, singer and musical director John Telfer was a regular in the TV show Bergerac and is currently the Vicar of Ambridge in Radio 4’s The Archers.
As part of the evening’s entertainment the audience enjoys a 2-course meal a la Cradock (with vegetarian options available). First Fanny demonstrates Prawn Cocktail, the starter she invented more than half a century ago. But her main course, Diamond Jubilee Chicken, is brand new and also her revenge on Constance Spry for pipping her to the royal post in 1953 with Coronation Chicken. As Fanny says: ‘Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.’ The Cradocks demonstrate, argue, namedrop, insult, parlez dodgy Français and sing as they go.
Writer/producer Sheila Hannon said: “Research revealed Fanny had Somerset roots – her grandfather came from Bath and the family business included an undertaker’s. They were so successful they had a branch on Bristol’s Park Street, where one of the performances will be held.
“Have dinner with the Cradocks and they’ll tell you all about it. From £20 for 2 courses and a show, tickets are selling like Fanny’s hot doughnuts. This will be a highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out – a feast for all the senses!”
A highly entertaining and hugely enjoyable night out.
Friday 20 July CREATE Centre, Hotwells, Bristol – Book »
Saturday 21 July Square Food Foundation, Knowle, Bristol – Book »
Sunday 22 July Riverstation, Bristol – Book » SOLD OUT
Tuesday 24 July Arnos Manor Hotel, Brislington, Bristol – Book »
Wednesday 25 July Folk House Cafe, Park St, Bristol – Book »
Thursday 26 July The Square, Berkeley Sq, Clifton, Bristol – Book »
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July Hen & Chicken, Bedminster, Bristol – Book »
NB: All performances will cost £20 per person for a 2 course meal and show, apart from the Folk House Café venue on Wednesday 25th July, which will cost £25 a ticket.