The Spirit of Woodstock

DATE: 27 July 2023.
TIME: 7pm.
PRICE: £16.50 – adult, £12.00 – child. More options available.
WHERE: The Holburne Museum, Bath, BA2 4DB.

Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free-festival movements, Something Underground brings you its tribute to Woodstock ’69.

About this event

How is it possible to attend, here in Bath, the world’s largest festival, with over 500,000 all together on a Northern NY State dairy farm.

How is it possible to be on the beach opposite the Kennedy Space Centre watching the launch of Apollo 11; be part of an anti-Vietnam war riot; be a chopper pilot ferrying the world’s most famous musicians upstate; be the captain of a Russian nuclear submarine off Cuba’s coast; to be a musician stepping out onto the stage at Woodstock?

Simple. Award-winning Something Underground are bringing you their latest, open air stage show, The Spirit of Woodstock….. Over two wild and immersive hours. The politics, the conflicts, the music, the protests, the moon landings, the civil-rights movement, the adverts, the drugs, the music, the musicians and the personalities, all imbued with the soundscape of this incredible era.

Come and enjoy with your picnics, wrapped up in tie dye, ready to be taken back to a time that was happening, golden and groovy, baby.

Lower Age Suitability: 14
Content Warnings: Loud Noises, References to Drug/Alcohol Misuse, References to Violence, Contains Swearing.

5 Stars “…an exceptionally crafted & masterfully executed epic.”
The Lewesian on “The Spirit of Woodstock”

“…a massive theatrical achievement…deserves some kind of award!” Brighton Source 2020 on “The Spirit of Woodstock”

Outstanding Show “masterly…such integrity….both hilarious and chilling by turns. Brown’s extraordinary fluency & quick-change of voices, body language & peaked caps entertains first & foremost, informs last of all…. mesmerising… why (isn’t) this virtuoso writer, director & performer already a national icon? There’s no greater writer/performer working in Brighton, or Sussex.” Fringe Review. May 2022 on Children of the Revolution

“…writer Jonathan Brown knows how to drive a plot… ” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, May 2013

The Garden Theatre Festival is Bath’s only purpose-built open-air theatre festival, running from the 21st of July – the 7th of August 2023.

Taking place in the magical gardens of the Holburne Museum, expect two weeks of superb performances from nationally renowned companies, in our beautiful, open-air thrust stage space, with something for all of the family to enjoy.