Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ is a masterpiece of sharp wit and preposterous plotting. Such ‘beautiful nonsense’ cried out for the sort of surreal treatment that has become Miracle’s hallmark.
Set in the year 1912, with the Titanic sinking, mass production just beginning on the Morris Oxford and the Turkey Trot causing outrage across the dance floors of polite society, this tale of the strange contents of a handbag found at Victoria station has been subtly adapted to extract every drip of humour and contemporary relevance.
In this high energy production Miracle added an extra dimension to ‘the funniest play ever written’.
“How many more sleeps until the next one? ”
Audience member (aged 6)