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Gerrish's Grotto


Beryl's (of Mayfair)

The second one-woman show for MoE.  Kate McNab is Beryl …and Hattie… and who knows WHO will come in for a trim or a try of Mervyn's newfangled beauty experiment. Early retirement suits him handsomely but how does Beryl feel about all this?

Send us your stories of life under the dryer or at the mercy of the junior with the scissors.  

The Ministry of Entertainment was formed by two actors, Kate McNab and Joe Hobbs, to produce theatre based on oral histories from the era of the Second World War. They had met in 1997 during Bristol Old Vic’s premier run of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth which was directed by Andy Hay and written by A.C.H. Smith about Bristol Docks from the stories of the dockers themselves. During the run Joe and Kate persuaded fellow performer Kit Morgan to be musical director for their new venture. more…

As one theatregoer put it,
“If it’s The Ministry of Entertainment you know it will be excellent theatre, great humour and lovely music”.

Kate McNab is the consummate jazz singer. Ex-Sweet Substitute harmony group, Kate’s oral history shows – Doodlebugs and Bogeymen, Mrs. Gerrish’s Guesthouse etc. – have been much-loved in this area since 1997. This evening welcomes fellow actor and maestro
musician/singer and composer, John Telfer (ex Bristol Old Vic Company, ex Bergerac etc., currently playing Alan Franks, Vicar of Ambridge, in The Archers.)

Their acclaimed first two-hander was The Very Thought of You in 2015 – of course, it sold out a three-week run at The Brewery in Bristol. The Show of Strength dinner theatre show, Fanny & Johnny Craddock Sing The Great American Songbook, is now in its fourth year of touring.

‘Both were top class’
Bristol Post Review.
The Very Thought of You 2015

Thursday 6th July at 7.30pm
32 Princess Victoria St, Bristol BS8 4BZ
Phone: 0117 330 0900
Tickets £10 from Bristol Fringe Bar or online

Please check our touring dates page for the latest performances.

mgr touring

Once again we book into Mrs. G.’s Guesthouse, this time for an ‘out of season’
film noir-style thriller where Alfred Hitchcock meets Carry on Constable. Set to the music
of the period and incorporating true stories of
brushes with the law, the MoE will have you gripping the edge of your seat in suspense, hiding behind your settee in terror and rolling in the aisles with laughter. More...

Phone 0117 973 3223 to arrange a show in your venue.



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The Very Thought of You Mrs Gerrish's
  Guesthouse Doodlebugs and Bogeymen

Phone 0117 973 3223 to arrange a show in your venue.