Without giving away any spoilers a telegram machine plays a part in The Magnificent Three story… Click HERE to see a postcard video about this amazing museum in Porthcurno, or better still go and see for yourself! To celebrate our partnership with Telegraph Museum we are opening The Magnifcent Three there on Sunday 7 August, you can enjoy free entry into the museum from 6pm, before settling down to see the show which starts at 7:30pm – details HERE
There is 1 family ticket (2 adults & 2 under 16’s) to be won to see Life’s a Dream on June 16 at Trebah Amphitheatre & There is 1 family ticket (2 adults & 2 under 16’s) to be won to see The Magnificent Three on September 2nd at Trebah Amphitheatre. Winner will be picked at random on Monday 6 June 2016. There is no cash alternative and tickets are non-transferable. Full season venues & tour dates HERE. Miracle Theatre’s decision is final. By providing your email when entering this competition Miracle may use it to keep you up to date with shows and activity although you can unsubscribe at any time. Miracle will not sell your details to any other companies of individuals.
This summer as we’re producing 2 shows we thought you might like see both & save £’s at the same time!
1 show standard ticket £14
2 show deal £22
By booking in advance not only will you save money, but you can also mix and match where you see a show in Cornwall.
Click HERE or call 01872 262 466 to book – Happy Days!
Live music & dancing open to all ticket holders who have bought tickets to see ‘The Magnificent Three’ during Trelissick week! Shindig dance to the live accompaniment of fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass..The dancing is Appalachian Clogging, the music is Old Time and the end result is both exciting and uplifting!
“Witty, Wild & Wacky Western! *****”
The Magnificent Three
Penlee Park, Penzance Review by Frank Ruhrmund
HAVING been reared on a diet of oaters (B Westerns), I have to admit, Miracle Theatre’s The Magnificent Three was tailor made for me.
For one who, in his days home on the range shot more bandits and Red Indians than William Cody did buffaloes, the cry of “Why do I always have to be an Indian?” rang more bells than even Billy or the Sundance Kid ever did.
Written as well as directed by the indefatigable and imaginative Bill Scott it contained more cliches of the genre and I relished every wild Western second of it.
For a couple of hours or so Penlee Park was Monument Valley, Bill Scott was John Ford, and he gave us everything a boy ever wanted, from a saloon with swinging doors to the arrival of a gun-slinging stranger in a town where hope sprang eternal and to which the railroad was coming. He even came up with a horse, aluminium rather than iron, but a steed which could hardly be more “ornery” and whose would-be rider needed the help of someone from the audience to mount.
From its slow motion action scenes, almost worth seeing for these alone, to the final shoot-out, this was glorious fun.
Rather like John Ford, so Bill Scott has his “stock company” of players, and all six were magnificent: Ciaran Clarke (Nate Milton), Benjamin Dyson (Clay Masterson), Ben Kernow (Jed Carter), Catherine Lake (Dick Dooley), Rebecca Rowe (Connie Milton), and Hannah Stephens (Esmeralda Fabiola La Falsa), so, too, was Tom Adams’ happy hoedown, foot-tapping music, and the set and costumes by Alan and Jude Munden. Altogether a magnificent posse of nine rather than three, while it may be invidious to single out one as being more magnificent than his, or rather her, companions on the trail, Catherine Lake as the masked, dressed in black, gun-slinging wanted man or woman Dick Dooley who walked with a hopeful spring in his/her step was simply splendid. The epitome of the baddies I almost always preferred to the goodies way back when, he/she was the pasta sauce on a spaghetti Western which was a question of who didn’t rather than who did shoot the sheriff. Not that it mattered for this Western was as witty and wacky as it was wild.
Touring until the weed stops tumbling – August 29 – don’t miss it!
MONDAY 3 AUGUST
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH MIKE NEWMAN
@ THE COACH HOUSE, PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM, PENZANCE
A hands-on workshop for photographers of all abilities. Mike will begin with a ‘how does my camera work?’ introduction, clearing up any hardware and software niggles you might be having. Plus tips on how to get the best from your camera and Photoshop.
Then using Penlee Gallery’s archived photographs as case studies Mike would like to begin an exploration of the archive of the future. Participants will revisit the archived photographs locations, photograph and record the change. Creating the beginnings of a ‘then & now’ log for future generations.
Please bring your camera and a laptop if you have one.
This workshop will involve some walking so please let us know if you will require any additional support to attend this workshop.
10 place available booking essential | Booking details: Call Penlee Gallery 01736 363625 | Visit Mikes website HERE
TUESDAY 4 AUGUST
10.30am – 12.30pm
PAINTING & COLLAGE WITH MEGAN CLARKE @ THE COACH HOUSE, PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM, PENZANCE
Megan Clarke is a freelance designer, illustrator, animator, inventor, filmmaker & scriptwriter living in Cornwall. Please visit her website for more detail about her work:
20 place available booking essential. | Booking details: Call Penlee Gallery 01736 363625 | Visit Megans website HERE
TUESDAY 4 AUGUST
1.30pm – 3.30pm
FELTING WITH PAMELA TONGUE @ THE COACH HOUSE, PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM, PENZANCE
Pam approaches her work in an instinctual way allowing it to evolve organically. She began her creative journey having retired after years of working as a midwife. It is probably no surprise there for that she describes her work as ‘often being rounded and tactile’.
20 place available booking essential. | Booking details: Call Penlee Gallery 01736 363625 | See Pamela’s work HERE
WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST
10am – 12 noon
CREATE A COUNTRY SONG IN 2 HOURS WITH ‘THE MAGNIFICENT’ TOM ADAMS OF MIRACLE THEATRE @ PENLEE PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE, PENZANCE (OPPOSITE THE PENLEE GALLERY CAFÉ)
Fancy getting in touch with your inner cowboy/cowgirl? Want to get to know the Miracle team a little better? Well now’s your chance! Thanks to FEAST funding, performer and musical director of Miracle’s new summer show, The Magnificent Three, Tom Adams will lead a free workshop as part of PENLEE PARK’S Wild West Week – (Tues 4 – Sat 8 August.). As a group you will create a new country and western song! No experience needed – bring along any musical instruments if you have them! only requirements are: you’re over 18, are up for singing fun – you never know you might fancy performing your new creation as part of the special Friday after show Hoedown featuring Flats and Sharps!
“Highly recommend it – it was a great experience and lots of fun!” Feedback from previous workshop participant
10 place available booking essential. | Booking details: Call Penlee Gallery 01736 363625 | See Tom Adams website HERE
WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST
SONGWRITING FOR ART WITH TOM ADAMS @ PENLEE GALLERY
The National Gallery are currently working with musicians to write music about the painting exhibited at the Gallery. The National Gallery’s project is called ‘Soundscapes’, immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound. In the same way Tom would like to offer art enthusiasts and music enthusiasts the chance to create songs with him inspired by the art exhibited at Penlee Gallery. These songs can then be kept, performed or taught as part of the gallery’s educational programme.
10 place available booking essential. | Booking details: Call Penlee Gallery 01736 363625| See Tom Adams website HERE
These workshops are Free to all existing volunteers in the Penwith area.
Available to non-volunteers for a £ donation to Penlee’s volunteer scheme. Or pay by donating just 1 or 2 hours of your time to volunteer for Penlee House Gallery & Museum.
Supported by the Arts Council England & FEAST
The Hope Springs Duo is a ridiculous act celebrating and heightening all things Spaghetti Western.
Prepare to be entertained by Miracle regulars Sally Crooks (Taming of the Shrew, The Great Silence) & Jason Squibb (Tin, Romeo & Juliet) with line-dancing, cactus hugging, spaghetti brawling and human tumbleweed!
Because; ‘When times are bad, salvation can show up in darned unexpected shapes’
Made thanks to FEAST funding
““This summer’s Stetson-wearing, bullet-shooting, rough-riding romp of a show!””
Read full review HERE
“You’ll certainly have a thigh-slappingly good time!”
Read the full review HERE
“Wholesome yeehaw humour dotted with sweet songs and as many stetsons as you can count on one stage”
“Wholesome yeehaw humour dotted with sweet songs and as many stetsons as you can count on one stage” Read the full review HERE
As part of our Wild West Week programme in Exeter’s glorious Rougemont Gardens, come along and enjoy Flats & Sharps this is free and to everyone who has bought a ticket to see the show during the week – simply come down with your tickets and join the hoedown fun from 9:3pm. BOOK theatre tickets HERE
There is one family ticket (2 adults & 2 under 16’s) to be won to see the show on the opening night of the Wild West Week (Tuesday 9 June) at Trebah Amphitheatre. Winners will be picked at random. There is no cash alternative and tickets are non-transferable. Full tour dates and show information is available HERE. Miracle Theatre’s decision is final. By providing your email when entering this competition Miracle may use it to keep you up to date with shows and activity although you can unsubscribe at any time. Miracle will not sell your details to any other companies of individuals.
Jumpin’ Jehosaphats, it’s the return of the Classic Couch! Come sit your britches down in style on our favourite inflatable. You and your posse could be sittin’ pretty on the best seat in the west if you win our prize draw at selected shows. Get your name drawn out the Stetson to enjoy your Miracle bellyaching in comfort on the front row, courtesy of Classic Cottages.
And if you’ve a hankering for a holiday in the South West, head to classic.co.uk – we’ll have more competitions and Miracle gold to pan for than you can shake a rattlesnake at.
Special £10 & £5 tickets available for The Magnificent Three’s preview performances on Friday 5 & Saturday 6 June at Heartlands, Pool.
This offer is open to everyone! Schools & community groups, friends and family – spread the word and book up here!
This summer we are hosting FREE after show “Hoedowns’ as part of our Wild West Weeks thanks to FEAST funding. The first is at Trebah Friday 12 June.
This after-show party will include live music, the fabulous Blazing Heart Chorus, Trebah’s volunteers choir performing their newly created country song, Cowboy games, bonfire and marshmallow toasting! Open to everyone who has bought a ticket to see the show during the week – simply come down with your tickets and join the hoedown fun from 9:15pm!
Fancy getting in touch with your inner country singer? Want to get to know the Miracle team a little better? Well now’s your chance! Thanks to FEAST funding, performer and musical director of Miracle’s new summer show, The Magnificent Three, Tom Adams will lead a free workshop as part of Trebah’s Wild West Week at Trebah on Wednesday 10th June between 3 & 5pm. As a group you will create a new country and western song! No experience needed, the only requirements are: you’re over 18, are up for singing fun, you’ll be able to perform your new country creation as part of the HOEDOWN on the evening of Friday 12th June AND that you’ll join Miracle volunteers team for at least one session during the summer. Advance booking essential due to limited spaces. To reserve your place and find out more contact us on 01209 216 762 or email us HERE