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The Steampunk Mistress and the Time Machine

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Steampunk Mistress


Sunday 30 June - Thursday 4 July 2019

Doors 6.30pm (with a chance to explore the ship), show 7.30pm

£16 / £12 Concession

*Children 16 and under, unemployed, students, Equity members.

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Two of Bristol's most exciting theatre companies, Show of Strength and Closer Each Day Company, join forces to take you on a Steampunk journey through time and space. 

HG Wells has left his wife to live with his young, scientifically-minded mistress. He’s writing his first novel and if it fails he’s finished. His personal life is just as fantastic as his fiction – his mistress’ mother is sharing their rented rooms in Sevenoaks. As the pressure increases from all sides, the world of science fiction becomes an attractive alternative to reality. So attractive it’s just possible that Wells can no longer tell the difference.

Closer Each Day Company are the acclaimed creators of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera. Now in its eighth year, it’s the longest running improvised story in the world and the only serialised theatre show in the UK. Show of Strength were awarded Bristol 247 'Best of Bristol 2018' and Theatre and Creative Bath awarded 'Best Live Performance' in 2017.