Miracle Theatre - 40 Years of Touring
Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre has been nurturing the tradition of touring theatre to rural locations and communities across Cornwall since 1979. Since the company’s first ever preview performance of The Beginning of the World (a new take on the Cornish Miracle Plays or Ordinalia) at Perran Round in Perranporth, Miracle has been consistently touring across the county for 40 years.
The company makes the most of Cornwall’s amazing locations, utilising gardens, heritage sites and medieval playing places and has delivered over 3,000 performances of 44 plays in over 500 different venue locations, and has become part of many families’ annual summer tradition.
As part of its 40th year celebrations, Miracle is joining forces with the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston to share and celebrate this history with a month-long Miracle Theatre Time Capsule Exhibition this August, along with a series of events and activities, made possible with support from the Heritage Fund.
The exhibition opens on 1st August and runs until 3rd Sept, with “Miracle Tuesdays” taking place each week, including drama and singing workshops, starting with museum director, Annette MacTavish in conversation with Miracle Founder, Bill Scott on Tues 6th August at 2pm.
The Museum team will also be co-hosting Miracle’s open-air performance of A Perfect World at Helston’s Coronation Park on 10th August.
Following on from all this, Miracle will also be launching an online version of the Time Capsule in August and will then end the summer with a bang at Enys House in Penryn. More installations and events celebrating the last four decades of Miracle will take place on site from 4pm each day between 22-24 August, with an after-show birthday party on Friday 23rd August.