21 May

Great Train Robbery

Scratchworks Theatre

In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century was under way.


Whilst the world was tucked up in bed, 15 men put a finger up to the government and stole 2 million British pounds from Her Majesty’s Royal Mail train. Five days later the first clues were found, the gang was busted and the rest is history.


But what about the ones that got away? 


Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four.


Developed with support from Arts Council England & Beaford, Great Train Robbery was awarded VAULT 2017's 'Festival Spirit Award' and nominated for IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Award 2017. 


“Inventive and intelligent physical theatre… a raucous manipulation of the 20th century’s greatest heist” ****Theatre Bubble


“Genuinely funny… an engaging performance” **** The Peg

RUNNING TIME:  75 mins





​TIME 7.30pm 


Multi-Booking: Book three shows or more in a single booking and pay just £10 per ticket (Normally £12)

Group bookings: A free ticket for every 10 seats booked in one go for an individual show.

Unit 5 Queens Square Clevedon BS21 6HX

Theatre Shop is in the pedestrianised square behind B&M Bargains, tucked between Superdrug and Boots.

We recommend parking in B&M Bargains car park and  walking across Queens Square where you'll find Theatre Shop.


Theatre Orchard and Living Spit met in 2012. Their eyes locked across a crowded room and they decided to get together and turn an empty shop into a theatre.

They named their bundle of joy “Theatre Shop”. It’s 5 years old this year and is now run by The Theatre Shop CIC, a brand new not-for-profit company.