Can it really be 30 years? Since it began in 1979, Miracle has been delighting audiences across the South West and has built a reputation for extraordinary, entertaining and very funny theatre in stunning outdoor locations.
Its first production was The Beginning of the World – an adaptation of the first part of the Cornish miracle plays or Ordinalia. Appropriately, the first performance was at Perran Round, near Perranporth, one of Cornwall’s ‘playing places’, where the original Ordinalia would have been staged in the Cornish language centuries before.
Bill Scott, Miracle’s Artistic Director and founder, says, “Miracle’s performances are part of a Cornish tradition of open-air theatre that stretches back at least 1000 years. The reasons for the enduring popularity are clear to see: great plays, performed with vitality and humour, enriched by original music and enjoyed in some of the most glorious natural venues under the stars.” Miracle will return to Perran Round on 14 Aug 09.