Miracle has been touring original, inventive theatre across the UK since 1979. It is one of the South West’s most distinctive voices.
Miracle produces a rich mix of touring theatre: new & classic, adaptable & offbeat and embraces digital! It has been and continues to be a catalyst for small-scale theatre in the SW.
Read more below about our history and the people involved.
In summer, Miracle pops-up in unexpected places: on beaches and cliff tops and in amphitheatres, gardens, castles. The rest of the year, its fine-tuned flexibility enables it to adapt to venues of all shapes and sizes – from village halls to grand theatres!
Miracle’s projects are collaborative, bringing together artists, actors, musicians, writers and makers from around Cornwall to create work with a unique offbeat style, a joyful use of language and an immediate visual appeal.
It skilfully integrates the very latest technology with traditional storytelling to bring together audiences of all ages across the South West and beyond.
Miracle’s recent productions include: Everyman adapted by Carol Ann Duffy (2021, 2022), Starcrazy by Bill Scott and original score by Tom Adams (2021), Treasure Island freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson (2019), A Perfect World by Bill Scott and original score by Tom Adams (2019) and Aladdin (2019). In 2015 Miracle wrote and produced the original film TIN.
The company has produced 55 projects in 39 years and has toured 60 times. It has produced 44 touring theatre productions, including 27 original plays. Check out our Time Capsule for images and paraphernalia from the past 40+ years!
1979 Miracle’s first production: The Beginning of the World an adaptation of the Cornish Ordinalia. Seen by approx. 2,000 people.
1984 – 1986 Miracle tour with a Yellow Pyramid Tent hosting McBeth, Waiting for Godot and Shooting Star
1988 – 1993 Miracle worked with English Heritage, putting on shows that were educational as well and entertaining at castles across UK including The Great Enterprise and Cabbages and Kings
1993 Miracle’s first indoor production: Aladdin
1995 Miracle gets its first pink van
2005 Miracle becomes regularly funded by Arts Council England
2014 35th Anniversary tour of The Tempest, estimated audience 15,000