Children of the Revolution [Outdoor Theatre]

Children of the Revolution [Outdoor Theatre]

Saturday 27 August 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Outside in Ashburton

Performances, shows, and events

This is the second of 2 shows from Something Underground on the 27th August:
Spirit of Woodstock 3pm (as performed here in 2021 – an amazing show!)
and the sequel:
Children of the Revolution 7pm (takes us into the 1970s

Book here now: £14 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer for either show –
Or make an event of it! Bring a picnic – see BOTH shows for £24 full price • £18 or £12 if you need it cheaper. Please pay what you can.

Children of the Revolution

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

The next chapter…
From Space Invaders to Star Wars, glam rock to punk, flares to safety pins, Wilson to Thatcher, Apollo to Skylab & The Shuttle, OPEC to queues at petrol stations.
From Bloody Sunday to Power Sharing, power cuts to 3 day weeks,
 disco… to the winter of discontent.
From mainframes to Apples, post strikes to email. 
Old money to decimal, past VAT, into the EU & up the butter mountains.

From The Cold War to the Cod Wars to The Godfather and more… with music, soundscapes & platform shoes to remind you of good times, & bad.
A highly dynamic & energetic theatre collage of the stories, the time, the people, the music.

A theatrical romp through the 1970s.


Bring a picnic. Bar available. There’ll be chairs, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a torch as it’ll be dark for the return journey.

The venue is a beautiful field overlooking Ashburton – it’s a beautiful place, with great views. Directions below. It’s a 10 – 20 minute walk depending on your stomping speed, uphill, from Ashburton Arts Centre. There is  parking available if you prefer to drive (it’s up a very steep hill, and over a field – please walk up if you can).

Walking directions: walk along West St away from the town centre, then bear right up Bowden Hill from West St. After it becomes a dirt track, turn right at the top of the hill, and then follow the path past several gates, until there’s a very obvious one into the field where the performance is happening. There should be signs along the way.

Driving directions: From Pear Tree (Shell garage at the Plymouth end of Ashburton) take Princetown Road. Take Right fork after half mile, follow Green sign towards Lavender House. After half mile-ish where the road makes a sharp left hand turn, turn right into an unmarked track – there is a board there saying “Arts Centre Field”. Then left around bend – with care – big ruts – then turn Right – another board. After closing gate, up steep hill, left at the top, through the middle gate and follow the track across the field and you’re there.