And we’re off! Day one of Treasure Island rehearsals have begun!Safe to say we are thrilled to see this talented & lovely looking lot give this classic adventure story the Miracle treatment over the coming weeks!
13 Dec to 5 Jan
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
This winter, we’re offering a relaxed performance of TREASURE ISLAND on Friday 3rd January at 2.30pm.
It’s perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.
• The lights in the audience will be slightly up so that it’s not too dark
• You can make noise during the show
• You can come and go as you please
• If you need a break there will be a chill out area in the foyer
• Small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.
Please note there still may be bangs and loud noises as part of the performance; please contact the box office if you have any questions on 01326 211222
Miracle Theatre is looking for enthusiastic singers to perform in its production of Treasure Island this December.
If you love singing this will be an opportunity to perform new and traditional sea shanties as part of a small chorus alongside the cast of Miracle’s popular Christmas production. Come along to find out more and take part in an informal workshop audition with Musical Director Vicky Abbott and the Miracle team on Saturday 28th Sept 10am to 1pm @ Princess Pavilion, Falmouth.
In order to take part, you will need to:
Expect this to be a very enjoyable way to challenge and develop your performance skills. We are aiming to form two groups of eight people that will sing at alternate performances.
It would be helpful if you could sign up to attend via 01209 216762 or email@example.com. Or you can just turn up on the day!
Whole Again Communities (WAC) is a social enterprise which encourages and supports people to learn to cook good quality, affordable food from scratch so that they can embrace healthy eating at home.
Based in Penzance, WAC have been doing amazing work since 2016, encouraging people of all ages to embrace cooking and healthy eating on a shoestring budget.
We’re thrilled to be working with them again this summer as they join us at three of our venues, covering the following five performances:
Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 August – Tregrehan Gardens, St Austell
Tuesday 13 August – St Mawes Castle
Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 August – Restormel Castle, Lostwithiel
Take a look at their menu below to see what takes your fancy, then click on your venue of choice above and go through to book your tickets and pre-order your food online!
(Food is available for pre-order only – limited portions available on the night)
Hot & cold drinks will be available plus delicious homemade cakes and flapjacks.
As part of our 40th year celebrations, Miracle has joined forces with the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston to share and celebrate its 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.
“It’s lovely to have the opportunity to create this exhibition and launch it in one of our favourite museums” says Miracle founder and Artistic Director, Bill Scott. “This is such a great way of celebrating Miracle’s 40th birthday. It has been really entertaining sifting through our archive to find exhibits – an opportunity to reminisce and reflect and have a good laugh! I hope people will enjoy experiencing a rather unusual slice of Cornish life.”
“Miracle Theatre having been dramatically utilising Cornwall as a stage for over 40 years and we are delighted to present this important story. Cornwall has a rich cultural heritage and we wanted to help celebrate and share this important story with all our visitors” Annette MacTavish, Director Museum of Cornish Life
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.
For more information and to book for special events click HERE or call the museum on 01326 564027.
Tregrehan has been home to the Carlyon family since 1565. Jovey Carlyon’s passion for trees during the late 19th century is evident in the towering specimens seen today. Beneath this canopy Gillian Carlyon’s (1924-1987) renowned collection of camellias flourish. In quiet rebellion against this promiscuous genus, the botanical collection of the current ‘gardener’ (encumbered with the same passion as his forebears) requires an appreciation of the diversity of the world’s flora. At its floral peak in the spring, the 20 acre garden and magnificent green-house (circa 1846)
Cornwall’s Temperate Rainforest has been created with plant material from countries as diverse as China, Chile, Tasmania, Vietnam, Japan and Mexico. The garden was opened to visitors regularly and links with RBG Kew re-established for the 1st time since Jovey Carlyon’s correspondence with Thistleton Dyer in the 1890’s.
The tree collection has recently been reviewed by Owen Johnson from the British Tree Register who declared Tregrehan to be “The finest private garden in Britain and Ireland for its range and size of recently introduced tree species.”
PRE-SHOW GUIDED TOUR OF THE GARDEN
Led by – Richard Moore Head Gardener at Tregrehan
Pre-book a 30-40 minute guided walk in the garden at 5:30pm. Must be booked with Miracle Theatre ‘A Perfect World’ ticket and a seating space for show can be reserved.
Tickets £5.00 pp – proceeds go towards the Conservation of Rare Plants project at Tregrehan. Click HERE to book
I love adventure! It means stepping into the unknown, not knowing how something is going to turn out. It means risk taking, improvising on the spot and pushing your abilities to a new place. Adventures aren’t over planned. You might have just enough provisions for the journey there but no idea about the journey back.
I used these ideas as inspiration for the music score and it also being Miracle Theatre’s 40th Birthday, I wanted to create something special. Last year, as I watched The Cherry Orchard in the wonderful Enys Gardens, I looked around the audience and saw happy faces who have watched Miracle Theatre most of their lives. I saw a future of Miracle Theatre where the younger generation come on board.
I felt like this was a lovely moment to combine the sense of adventure and posterity and
So, in April this year, myself and a sound recordist called Martin travelled across the South West to work with five groups – schools, children’s drama groups and one adult theatre workshop – to record children and adults singing and making silly sounds. My aim was to create a virtual choir from all of these different groups and then during rehearsals, feed these songs into the show. It’s an ambitious idea and I’m slightly scared but I do love an adventure! Happy 40th Birthday Miracle Theatre!
Miracle Theatre would like to say thanks to Sterts Youth Group (Liskeard), Penwith APA (Penzance), Gillingham School (Dorset), Roseland Academy and all the adults, children (and parents) that take part in Keri’s drama workshops in Falmouth – can any of you hear yourselves?
The journey of exploring the possible structure and values of a fictitious utopian world is acutely relevant to today’s global challenges, and one which gave me a delightful opportunity to design for maximum reuse of materials while creating an entirely new visual world. The potential appearance of a more sustainable society than the one our main protagonists normally exist in was always going to require a predominance of natural materials – this was brilliant timing as we are all trying to adapt our practise to be more environmentally responsible without selling our audiences short of visual pleasure and surprise!
It has been terrific fun working with the world of weaving, and have discovered that there are few limits when it comes to shape, scale or colour. It has also been a lovely opportunity to work with other practitioners and materials. There are so many inventive and insane costumes to be inspired by, we have been charmed by rhubarb headdresses from Iceland, wearable felt huts from the shepherds of Iran, the basket hats of the Komusō – shakuhachi playing mendicant monks, waterproof seal gut raincoats made by Inuit hunters, the traditional madhalla hats of women in Yemen, straw minobashi raincoats from Japan and on and on – it was hard to know where to begin with such a treasure trove of starting points. Human ingenuity and inventiveness remains both our greatest attribute and worst compulsion.
I hope you enjoy the traditional bell dresses and woven rope hats of Halcyon!