King Lear: Miracle Theatre

13 Jul 2022 to 27 Aug 2022
All over Cornwall this summer...
All over Cornwall this summer...
This summer, Miracle Theatre presents Shakespeare’s most elemental and passionate play...

.. at elemental outdoor venues across Cornwall. King Lear is an exquisitely dark tale about a family squabble that grows out of all proportion, blowing up into a storm of deadly force.

This fresh and fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s text – pared down to its bare essentials – tells a shocking, yet tender, story of ageing and madness, fuelled by ambition and fired by betrayal. Shakespeare loved to weave theatrical magic out of tragedy in a way that is never far from farce, making King Lear ripe for Miracle’s unique treatment! 

Miracle tour original, inventive, comic theatre across Cornwall and the UK. Its rich mix of touring work includes classic plays, new writing and Shakespeare and visits open-air and indoor venues. Established in 1979, Miracle is one of the South West’s key arts organisations. It produces a rich mix of touring theatre, always with a unique comic style, joyful use of language and an immediate visual appeal. It embraces digital technology and nurtures new writers, performers, venues and promoters. Miracle works with promoters to build audiences by bringing ‘big’ shows to little venues; it is committed to touring work which is innovative, but not intimidating, to communities in the far flung corners of the UK. Miracle is caretaker of the Miracle Space: a hub for small-scale theatre in the South West.


What audiences have said about previous Shakespeare adaptations by Miracle Theatre

 “A triumph of artistry over logic, so inspired and hugely enjoyable” The Tempest 

Better than Stratford in June” Romeo & Juliet

Come prepared! Don’t forget to bring seats, blankets, picnic and all you need for an evening of open air theatre.

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