The Spirit of Woodstock in St Ann’s Well Gardens | 28th May-27th June 2021 | Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
The Spirit of Woodstock in St Ann’s Well Gardens in Hove, from 28th May-27th June 2021 an energetic, semi-immersive open-air theatre collage of the world and political era surrounding the “Mother of Free Festivals”.
A poignant, lump-in-throat, energetic, semi-immersive open-air theatre collage of the world and political era surrounding the “Mother of Free Festivals”. Like, far out.
Inspired by the hippie and counterculture movements, multi-award-winning Something Underground brings you a super-cast. Meet festivalgoers, organisers, chopper pilots, performers (Garcia, Townshend, Janis), locals, policemen, dealers, Yasgur, toilet cleaners, TV Reporters, astronauts, politicians, anti-war riots, Vietnam vets and many many more. Turn on, tune in and drop out.
“Mind blowing!! Staggered that one man held us spellbound for so long… experiencing Yasgur’s farm, remembering the politics and world events of the time, and recreating vivid snippets of so many individuals. Respect!” Suzanne Cowie
“Wow!!!! Just saw Jonathan Brown’s epic portrayal of Woodstock.
After months of being denied the live theatre experience, what a brilliant immersive show to return to the ‘power of theatre’.
“5 stars, groovy afternoon. Thoroughly entertaining JB has some stamina! Treat yourselves.” Jenny Gunston.
Just saw ‘The Spirit of Woodstock’ I can recommend it. Bring some friends, make some noise! Don’t take too many drugs.. just the right amount! … I now wish I was born 1950 USA! Jonathan Brown is a crazy genius!” Tom.
“Can’t believe I got in! And I got to the front! It was really brilliant. I am still thinking about it. I mean, 75 characters in two hours (that felt like an hour I was so engaged) we were taken on a journey for sure and I have that festival feeling this morning. I think I can safely say I have experienced Woodstock now, along with all the madness that was going on alongside it. Bloody brilliant, and very groovy. Thank you”Lianne Campbell.
“Saw this today. Absolutely brilliant. I was physically and emotionally knackered afterwards(well I had been to a festival, had my hair cut, seen the moon landing, been in the Vietnam war, loved up and beaten up).”Cate Grundy
“Last night was great…I loved the way you used common people characters to describe life changing events. I learnt a lot too…. loved the young girl sweeping..what a chuckle. The way you used every available resource too, from the audience to all over the set was super creative….Lived it. What a talent you are.”Bodi Morse
“Jonathan was a charismatic, entertaining host and star of the show. I thoroughly enjoyed this one man show about all the events happening in and around the time of Woodstock. All the old tunes, the audience participation and joining in for a dance made the show great fun. I was in the front row so was lucky enough to have a few encounters~ I am still wondering when we can go skinny dipping as Jonathan did ask me!”Helen Sample
“…. really fun, thoughtful, inspiring, educational & Jonathan was amazing at representing so many characters & the whole vibe. One man – 72 characters!!!!!! WOW! No brainer!” Daisy Bruce
“…..a massive theatrical achievement. Anyone that can shift roles every two minutes, with a script as thick as a dictionary, on stage for (near) two hours, outdoors, and managing all the sound and props deserves some kind of award!”Brighton Source Mag. Full review here
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