The Spirit of Woodstock

Thursday 21st March 2024
7:30 pm

£15 Advance; £13 Concession; £17 Door

Event Description

How is it possible, in this strange time, to attend, right here in Penzance, the worlds largest free festival, with over 500,000 people all squeezed together on a dairy farm in New York State?

How is it possible to witness the shooting of Bobby Kennedy; to be on the beach opposite the Kennedy Space Centre watching the launch of Apollo 11; to be part of an anti-Vietnam war riot in Chicago; to be amongst thousands walking along the 17b Road into the festival; to be a chopper pilot ferrying the world’s most famous musicians upstate; to be the captain of a Russian nuclear submarine submerged off the coast of Cuba; to be a musician about to step out onto the stage at Woodstock?

Simple. Award-winning theatre company Something Underground are bringing their stage show, The Spirit of Woodstock, to The Acorn, Penzance this coming March.

It’s about the incredible era that surrounded the “mother of all free festivals”… The politics, the music, the moon landings, the civil rights movement, the adverts, the Anti-war protesters, the women’s liberators, the drugs, the musicians and the personalities. Over two wild, moving, funny and immersive hours.

In The Spirit of Woodstock, Jonathan Brown brings you 65 of these characters in lightning-fast succession. The whole thing is imbued with the soundscape of the time, ready to be re-released to groove your soul, baby!

So, come and enjoy the whole show wrapped up in tie dye, and ready to be taken back to a time that was happening, golden and groovy.

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