Meet the Cast and Crew of King Lear

Who is involved in making a Miracle play? For our summer touring show, King Lear, just five actors play all the parts in this Shakespeare classic. And to bring their acting prowess together into a harmonious performance, the director, movement director and designer contribute their own creative and analytical skills and craftsmanship. Behind the scenes, there are also administrators, marketing gurus and producers that spread the word, make sure everything runs smoothly and ensure the production is shown at beautiful open air theatre venues around Cornwall, but we’re keeping ourselves to ourselves this time ;). Read on below to find out more about the cast and crew!

Rosie Hughes (Performer)

Rosie Hughes studied film and drama at Reading University before training at Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre, Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, and Antonio Fava’s International School of Comic Acting in Italy. After a time away from Miracle, Rosie is thrilled to be returning to Miracle to take on the challenge of playing King Lear and is delighted that for once she does not have any quick costume changes.

Charlotte Merriam (Performer)

Charlotte is an actor and writer who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Stage credits include Miracle’s Everyman as well as Macbeth (Manchester Royal Exchange), Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep) and Swansong (Dugout Theatre). As a writer Charlotte’s credits include Off Their Rockers (ITV) and Dames (Pleasance Theatre). Charlotte also writes and performs her own character comedy.

Steve Jacobs (Performer)

Steve Jacobs is an Actor, Director and Teacher based in Penzance. He has worked all over the country and abroad with a diverse range of companies that vary from the RSC, to running away with No Fit State Circus and touring the Jungles and Favelas of Brazil with DudenDance. Recent work includes And Then Come The Nightjars, 2021 at the Minack. Steve’s TV/Film credits include The Tape, currently on general release, Tin, The Bill, Doc Martin, Wycliffe and Poldark.

Catherine Lake (Performer)

Catherine graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama and has been working in the creative sector for over 15 years. She was a founding member of the multilingual physical theatre company ‘Bottlefed’ creating works in London and touring in Europe. In 2010 Catherine moved to Cornwall where she joined Miracle Theatre as part of their repertory company starting with Shakespeare’s Juliet, she has been playing a multitude of different character parts from tragedy to comedy for over 10 years.

Ian Harris (Performer)

Ian is an actor, theatre-maker and musician. He trained at Arts Educational Drama School, Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, and the Questors Theatre. For the past 25 years theatre work has taken him across the length and breadth of the UK, to the West End and Broadway. He has toured extensively with companies such as the Rude Mechanicals, Cherub, Hammerpuzzle, and the Unicorn, and has a passion for developing new visual, physical, ensemble theatre. Ian is also a violinist, composer and writer for theatre. King Lear is his first show for Miracle.

Bill Scott (Director)

Bill Scott founded Miracle Theatre Company in 1979 and has been the Artistic Director ever since. He has written, adapted and directed most of the company’s productions. Bill is also a filmmaker and avid beekeeper!

Paul Spooner (Designer)

Paul studied at Art and Design at Cardiff, specialising in mechanical sculpture. He later took up the then almost extinct profession of automatist, working out of the shop Cabaret in Falmouth. In 1983 Cabaret became a Mechanical Theatre and between 1985 and 2000 it was located in Covent Garden, London. King Lear is Paul’s first show working for Miracle Theatre.

Sachi Kimura (Movement Director)

Sachi is a movement practitioner, movement director and theatre-maker/director. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Shiki theatre company (Japan), Ecole de Phillipe Gaulier and Scola Commedia Dell’arte (Italy). Over her 26 year career, she has worked in theatre, films and TV, in the UK, Europe and Japan.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Miracle’s summer show King Lear for another year of delicious and delightful open air theatre in Cornwall. For those of you still looking to come, click here to get tickets.