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Carn Marth Amphitheatre 2022  
SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK - Something Underground
Sunday 21st August, 3.00pm
spirit of woodstock at carn marth amphitheatre, lanner, redruth

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

A thought-provoking, poignant, dynamic, and semi-immersive theatre collage of the worlds and era that surrounded the “Mother of Free Festivals.”

The politics, the conflicts, the protests, the moon landings, the civil-rights movement, the adverts, the drugs, the music, the musicians and the personalities, imbued with the soundscape of this incredible era.

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

Doors open at 2pm


A few comments from the 2021 tour...

“The best feelgood, dance along, piece of theatre I’ve ever seen. Really brought everyone together. Highlight of my festival” via Sally Edwards.

“Among the festival highlights were watching Jonathan Brown’s play about Woodstock. If you get a chance to see this, do it!” Adam Wilder

“this was my festival highlight – utterly brilliant piece of work – and hope many many get to see it. Thank you!!!” Bianca Gavin

“…really entertaining- you are a master of character” Mo Cohen.

“…an amazing rollercoaster which is moving, hilarious, revealing and joyful. Jonathan is a high speed shapeshifter!” Mark Mansbridge

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION - Something Underground
Sunday 21st August, 7.00pm
children of the revolution at carn marth amphitheatre, lanner, redruth

Welcome… to Tomorrow’s World. The Children of the 70’s…saw life change radically. Now you can too.

From the creator of The Spirit of Woodstock - the next chapter......

A highly dynamic and energetic collage of the stories, the time, the people, the music. A romp through the 70s.

Doors open at 6pm

What people are saying...

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



Saturday 27th August, 2.30pm
when seagulls saved the world at carn marth amphitheatre, lanner, redruth

A family show with an environmental theme

The show explores the issue of plastic pollution. Living by the coast here in Cornwall, we are all too aware of the damage this is causing to the coastline and its wildlife. Seagulls are creatures most people love to hate, but this is their home too, and just maybe these particular seagulls might have some ideas as to how to clean up the oceans and repurpose all that plastic. And they’ll be on their best behaviour, they promise….

Doors open 1.30 if you want to bring a picnic lunch!



THE SPLENDID HUT - Open the Box Arts
Sunday 4th September, 8.00pm
Free, or pay what you can at the event.
the splendid hut at carn marth amphitheatre, lanner, redruth

‘The Splendid Hut’ is a mobile shrine on a small boat trailer. Imagine the luminescence of a baroque chapel hidden in a small black hut. The Hut contains a secret cinema showing beautiful films created by Open The Box Arts.

Audiences are invited to gaze at the interior of The Splendid Hut via different sized doors and windows. Two people at a time, or small family bubbles, can sit inside The Hut and experience an intimate screening of ‘Grasp The Nettle’, a tale of bravery and bold adventure.

Conversely, after dark, the doors are flung wide to reveal the projection screen, flanked by softly lit hangings. The Hut is transformed into an outdoor cinema, allowing much larger audiences to enjoy ‘The Seven Rituals of Hesitance and Fortitude’, an evocative film that follows a day in the life of The Splendid Sisters.

Open the Box Arts create happenings that interweave live performance, visual art, film and sound score to create an intimate experience that touches hearts and minds. Established by Melanie Young, visual artist, and Caroline Schanche, dance artist in 2016, together they perform as The Splendid Sisters, Hesitance and Fortitude, who oversee The Splendid Hut and all its activities.



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The Theatre Quarry History

After the purchase of the land on Carn Marth by the Trust it was decided to convert the lower quarry into an open air theatre. At first this was a very rough and ready affair. Despite this and a power failure half way through, the first production, by Cornwall Theatre Company ‘The Three Musketeers’, was a tremendous success and generated much needed funds for the group. Enthusiastic audiences of over four hundred brought cushions, blankets and most importantly, food and drink.


theatre quarry

early works at the theatre


Since those early days the Theatre Quarry has seen productions and performances every year by many differing groups, these include Shiva, Kneehigh, Miracle, Hammered Steel, Carharrack & St Day Silver Band and Doreen Fiol’s influential Children’s Theatre, among many others. We now have purpose made terracing thanks to the efforts of local Stone mason Roger Eslick and the generous loan of an earth mover from the now defunct Kerrier Groundwork Trust, and electricity on site


The postcode of the theatre is TR16 5TA, (Grid Ref SW714 406) for those of you needing to find us on a map.

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