Miracle Theatre's Open-Air Tour 2012
This summer Cornwall’s own Miracle Theatre are hoping to score a double hit by swiftly following their recent self -penned production of ‘Tin’, with an absolute British classic: Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
Miracle will be adding an extra dimension to what is often cited as the ‘funniest play ever written’ and touring it to over 40 venues across the south west from 14th June until 2nd September.
Every few years, Miracle likes to turn its hand to comedy classics of European theatre, particularly when they deliver powerful social commentary under the cover of laughter. This ‘masterpiece of sharp wit and preposterous plotting’ cries out for the sort of surreal treatment that has become Miracle’s hallmark.
“Having visited Russia for The Government Inspector and France for Tartuffe, this summer, from our own shores we'll be exploring The Importance Of Being Earnest”, says director Bill Scott, “It is one of those rare scripts that it's impossible to read without grinning continuously. It's a gift to begin rehearsals with laughter almost guaranteed – and hopefully the Miracle touch will only enhance it! The audience can expect a fairly faithful interpretation, letting Wilde's wit shine through and entertain as it has for well over 100 years.”
There are few lines in British drama so famous that people can quote them even when they've not read the play! One is "To be or not to be" from Hamlet. Another is "A handbag?" uttered by the formidable character Lady Bracknell, who is being played by a Miracle favourite, Benjamin Dyson. Bill Scott has once again cast a team of multi-skilled and popular performers, including new face Ciaran Clarke, in the role of Jack Worthing. Be in no doubt there will be plenty of ‘Bunburying’ in this production!
With 1912-inspired design by Alan and Jude Munden, a sound track of toe-tapping Ragtime tunes and choreography by Kyla Godey (we’ll all be doing the Turkey Trot by the end of the season!), it looks like Miracle have all the ingredients for another witty, physical and high energy summer show!
So if you’re looking for great and affordable entertainment this summer, rustle up your friends and family, pack up a picnic (don’t forget the all- important chairs, blankets and clothing for all seasons) and head off to your nearest outdoor venue for a classic night out!
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is suitable for all ages.
For further information and full tour dates please go to: www.miracletheatre.co.uk. Tickets available from HFC: 01872 262 466.