The Beanfield archiveIt'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. Armed with a camera, a map and home-made riot gear, Breach set out 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).

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Archive listings for The Beanfield

Work type: Play.


Company Breach Theatre.
30 May 16New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L02141055824
3 May 16 to 7 May 16The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L01828431726
28 Apr 16 to 30 Apr 16The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol :: V1322756877
listing details L01921771711
26 Apr 16 to 27 Apr 16Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L622654237
5 Apr 16 to 21 Apr 16BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L0760362600
31 Mar 16 to 2 Apr 16Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L01475591733
18 Oct 15 to 19 Oct 15The New Diorama Theatre, Inner London :: V258
listing details L01146998991

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