The Beanfield Tickets London Theatre

The Beanfield Tickets

5 (1) · Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

It's been 30 years since the Battle of the Beanfield – a brutal crackdown on the annual Stonehenge Free Festival. Called away from policing the miners' strike, officers enforced an injunction around the ancient stones with bloody violence and mass arrests.

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Armed with a camera, a map and home-made riot gear, Breach set out to mark the anniversary with a historical re-enactment.

Onstage, the same performers try to capture the 2015 Stonehenge summer solstice: there's hot dog stands, Hare Krishnas and MDMA-fuelled raving, as a group of young people try to connect – but it all feels a bit fake.

Blending documentary footage with new writing, Breach presents a multimedia show about state violence and national heritage, in ‘a new kind of fusion theatre’ (Matt Trueman).

Critic reviews

Very funny… genuinely unsettling

· The Stage

A truncheoning force

· The Sunday Times

Theatrically ambitious and boldly political

· Guardian
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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 5 Apr - Thu 21 Apr, Mon - Sat, 8.45pm.
Runtime: 0 hr 55 mins


Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions

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