‘McBeth’ and ‘The Joke Machine’, 1984
With a purpose-built yellow pyramid, an old coach and a company of 8½ Miracle set off across the country with a double bill:
McBeth Miracle’s first encounter with Shakespeare. This was an extremely free adaptation and included an early attempt at incorporating video – to show the prophecy of the three witches – via an 18” TV screen!
The Joke Machine was a matinee kids’ show about a pair of evil game show hosts;
The paltry box office receipts for this tour were supplemented by a bit of busking along the way.