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Miracle Theatre Company

Since it began life in Cornwall in 1979, Miracle Theatre Company has developed a reputation for exciting new writing and popular adaptations of classical works. Miracle's work is collaborative, bringing together artists, actors, musicians, writers and makers to create witty, highly physical theatre with a unique comic style, a joyful use of language and an immediate visual appeal.

Miracle works with promoters to build audiences by bringing ‘big’ shows to little venues; it is committed to taking work which is innovative, but not intimidating, out to communities in the UK.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £94,605
  • 2013-2014: £96,781
  • 2014-2015: £99,297

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Waiting for Godot

“ A noble and faultless staging of a timeless piece” The Stage, June 2013

Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre demonstrates why Waiting for Godot, once famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens – twice!’ is one of the most profound, moving and comic plays ever written.

Both deadly serious and seriously funny, Beckett’s timeless masterpiece explores what makes us tick with clarity, dramatic force and irresistible humour.

“Something different, thought provoking… “,Audience feedback June 2013

Delivered by a stellar cast of the company’s best known actors, this classic about a couple of vagrants killing time under a tree is admirably suited to Miracle's stunning outdoor locations - a perfect reason to spend an evening under the stars!

TOURING TO SOUTH WEST’S BEST OUTDOOR SETTINGS THIS SUMMER!

“British theatre is all the better for small companies such as the Cornwall -based Miracle”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 2013

FRANKENSTEIN!

FRANKENSTEIN!
A new play by Bill Scott, with lyrics and music by Tom Adams

Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre hits the road with a good old winter warmer this season - the ultimate monster mash-up!

Renowned for their surreal and comic re-workings of well known and loved stories, Miracle’s inventive approach to FRANKENSTEIN! promises to tickle funny bones and have audiences jumping out of their seats!

Originally a Victorian novel, famously a black and white movie starring Boris Karloff and the inspiration for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Miracle presents its Frankenstein! as a musical performed by the Ffitch Repertory Players in 1947.

As with past Miracle shows, The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin and Aladdin, audiences will enjoy backstage glimpses of the intrepid players as they struggle to create their terrifying vision of the future - a world where the rich and famous have paid huge sums to have their bodies preserved at sub-zero temperatures in the EternaLife cryonics facility, hoping that one day science will be able to reverse the ageing process.


When the power is cut off, Frank must race against time to construct a superhuman of epic proportions that can carry the precious genes of the rich and famous into the future.
His cut and paste creation is a hideous mistake. Feared by its creator, shunned by the world, the monster takes revenge. It craves the one thing it can never have...

Miracle’s FRANKENSTEIN! is told with the visual flair of early cinema and the elegant charm of the post-war musical. Original songs have been composed by Tom Adams (who played Bobby Beauty in Beauty and the Beast from Mars) and will be performed to live musical accompaniment by Ben Dyson and Ciaran Clarke (straight from their success in The Importance of Being Earnest) and newcomer Holly Cassidy.

This silly, but tender, story of unrequited love, confused monsters and science gone mad promises to hit the spot, whether you’re a lover of traditional pantomime or looking for an alternative this winter.

Expect foot-tapping songs, dazzling dance routines, eye-watering comedy and a jolly good fright!

The Importance of Being Earnest

Cornwall's Miracle Theatre performing ‘the funniest play ever written’ ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde.

Set in 1912 with the Titanic sinking, mass production just beginning on the Morris Oxford and the Turkey Trot causing outrage across the dance floors of polite society, this tale of the strange contents of a handbag found at Victoria station cries out for the sort of surreal treatment that has become Miracle’s hallmark…expect a hilarious high energy performance!

Touring beaches, amphitheatres, gardens, castles and cliff tops across the South West this summer!
www.miracletheatre.co.uk

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TIN - A heady mix of epic theatre, multimedia magic and top notch singing!

TIN is a exciting collaboration between Cornwall's Miracle Theatre, English Touring Opera featuring Ben Luxon and local community choirs.

Here's what people are saying about it:

“Poignant and wonderful”
“Truly exceptional”
“Excellent characters, great storyline, warmth singing beyond belief!”
“I was totally absorbed!”
“Enjoyed the multi-media approach, excellent use of comedy!”
“an ‘edge-of-your-seats’ performance with dollops of comedy thrown in”
“A wonderful story of mischief, love, music and high drama

“you would need a heart of tin not too warm to Miracle’s ‘Tin’ - all Cornish life is there...


APRIL 2012 TOUR DATES
23 & 24 HFC, Truro
17 - 21 STERTS THEATRE, UPTON CROSS NR LISKEARD
11 & 12 THE WHARF TAVISTOCK
2 - 9 THE COUNT HOUSE, BOTALLACK

MARCH
20 - 31 HEARTLANDS, POOL

For more info go to miracletheatre.co.uk

‘Tin’ has been commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Cultural programme. The WHS programme aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Cornish Mining culture and bring its stories to new audiences, and has reached thousands of people across the UK. See cornish-mining.org.uk for more information about Cornwall’s internationally important cultural heritage.

Tim Yelland English Touring Opera on 'Tin'

Tim Yelland, English Touring Opera's Artistic Associate taking about current project 'TIN'.

TIN is a exciting collaboration between Cornwall's Miracle Theatre, English Touring Opera featuring Ben Luxon and local community choirs is a heady mix of epic theatre, multimedia magic and top notch singing!

Touring in March and April 2012 across Cornwall and Devon for more info go to www.miracletheatre.co.uk

‘Tin’ has been commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Cultural programme. The WHS programme aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Cornish Mining culture and bring its stories to new audiences, and has reached thousands of people across the UK. See cornish-mining.org.uk for more information about Cornwall’s internationally important cultural heritage.

Merry Christmas From Cornwall's Miracle Theatre

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from all at Miracle Theatre!

Miracle Theatre Director Bill Scott has joined forces with Cornish Composer Russell Pascoe and written a new Carol, in the tradition of Thomas Merritt, for Miracle’s next large scale production TIN.

Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre is currently working in collaboration with English Touring Opera (ETO) on an extensive community choir project across the county funded by Youth Music. Male voice and community choirs are coming together with students from Pool, Redruth, Richard Lander, Cape Cornwall, Humphry Davy, Brannel, The Roseland and Liskeard schools and community colleges to perform in the production in spring 2012.

TIN, commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site will open at Heartlands in March 2012 is ‘A heady mix of epic theatre, multi -media magic and top notch singing, It will include a community chorus filled with voices from around Cornwall.

miracletheatre.co.uk

'Blaze of Glory' Music by Russell Pascoe Lyrics by Bill Scott

Miracle Theatre Director Bill Scott has joined forces with Cornish Composer Russell Pascoe and written a new Carol, in the tradition of Thomas Merritt, for Miracle’s next large scale production TIN.

Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre is currently working in collaboration with English Touring Opera (ETO) on an extensive community choir project across the county funded by Youth Music. Male voice and community choirs are coming together with students from Pool, Redruth, Richard Lander, Cape Cornwall, Humphry Davy, Brannel, The Roseland and Liskeard schools and community colleges to perform in the production in spring 2012.

TIN, commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site will open at Heartlands in March 2012 is ‘A heady mix of epic theatre, multi -media magic and top notch singing, It will include a community chorus filled with voices from around Cornwall.

www.miracletheatre.co.uk

Benjamin Luxon on TIN

Ben Luxon talking about why he is returning back to Cornwall to perform in Miracle Theatre's TIN and his strong family mining connections

Miracle Theatre in collaboration with English Touring Opera present ‘Tin’ a melodrama about love and money, opera and mining!

Touring in March and April 2012 across Cornwall and Devon. www.miracletheatre.co.uk

‘Tin’ has been commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Cultural programme. The WHS programme aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Cornish Mining culture and bring its stories to new audiences, and has reached thousands of people across the UK. See www.cornish-mining.org.uk for more information about Cornwall’s internationally important cultural heritage.

Deborah Boden Cornish Mining WHS Co-ordinator on TIN

Miracle Theatre in collaboration with English Touring Opera present ‘Tin’ A heady mix of epic theatre, multi -media magic and top notch singing!

Touring in March and April 2012 across Cornwall and Devon. For more information and booking details go to www.miracletheatre.co.uk

‘Tin’ has been commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Cultural programme. The WHS programme aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Cornish Mining culture and bring its stories to new audiences, and has reached thousands of people across the UK. See www.cornish-mining.org.uk for more information about Cornwal’s internationally important cultural heritage.

'Beauty and the Beast from Mars' trailer

Exeter's Northcott Theatre will be the next venue for Miracle's 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars', the space-age musical comedy that's been wowing audiences across the UK since it began touring in November.

The run of shows starts on Thursday 24 Feb until Saturday 26 Feb 2011, with two performances on the Saturday.

Tom Adams Interview

Tom Adams talks about the role of Bobby Beauty in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Sally Crooks Interview

Sally Crooks talks about her role as Technical Manager/Alien in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Rebecca Rowe Interview

Rebecca Rowe talks about her role as Nurse Bumper in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Catherine Lake Interview

Catherine Lake talks about her roles in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Dominic Power Interview

Dominic Power talks about his role in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Benjamin Dyson Interview

Benjamin Dyson talks about his role as Major Bunty Tankhurst in 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars'

Al Munden Interview

Al Munden, set designer for 'Beauty and the Beast from Mars' talks about his work

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