Fri 13 July • The Cherry Orchard • Miracle Theatre • Maumbury Rings

Outdoor Theatre at Maumbury Rings

‘The Cherry Orchard’

Adapted & Directed by Bill Scott

Miracle Theatre makes a welcome return this summer, this time unpacking Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.

Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?

‘A comedy, even in places a farce’ Anton Chekhov

Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre has developed a strong reputation for producing entertaining and dynamic adaptations of classic plays.

Go and see for yourself this summer!

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What people have said about Miracle Theatre:

‘Miracle are a joy – go and see them!’ Western Morning News

‘Eclectic & Ingenious!’ The Stage

 ‘Excellent entertainment enjoyed by our entire family’ Audience feedback

“Truly Fabulous! Perfect example of what live outdoor theatre should be all about!” Audience feedback

On past Miracle shows

“Absolute masterclass in comic timing’” Western Morning News (Magnificent Three, 2015)

“World Class” Western Morning News (Waiting for Godot, 2013)

“A noble and faultless staging of a timeless piece” The Stage (Waiting for Godot, 2013)

clever commedia characters played with huge energy, slapstick, versatile doubling and cracking comic timing” The Stage (Government Inspector, 2006)

 

Maumbury Rings
7.30pm (refreshements from 6,30pm)
£13 / £11 members & concessions / £40 family ticket (max. 2 adults)
Audience: Recommended ages 7+, young children to be accompanied by an adult.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours plus interval.

MIRACLE GUIDE TO OPEN AIR THEATRE

  • Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Warm woollies, blankets waterproofs and insect spray!
  • Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice too, combine comfort and style!
  • Gather a posse! Bring friends and family the more the merrier for a Miracle night out!
  • Arrive Early – Pick a great spot and enjoy the beautiful surroundings
  • Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car.
  • Bring a Picnic – Refreshments will also be available at Maumbury Rings.

Thurs 19 July • Mat Ricardo

 

Cabaret star and juggler Mat Ricardo had a problem: after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he’d run out of new tricks. So he did something stupid. He bet everyone in the world that he could learn any trick they could think of. This new show is the result of that bet.

World-class juggling, magic and illusion, escapology, sleight of hand, knife throwing, stand-up comedy, feats of strength, demonstrations of dexterity…and the only good trick that exists with a fidget spinner, all from a performer at the top of his game.

 ***** “Brilliant” The Herald

**** “Captivating” The Scotsman

“Very funny” The Guardian

Mat Ricardo is a TedX Speaker, Magic Circle doyen, Royal Command Performer, and the winner of the Herald Angel Award for theatre excellence, British Cabaret Award for Best Speciality Act, Stagetalk Magazine’s Show of the Year, and the Arts Award Pick of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thursday 19 July
COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£13 / £11 members & concessions
Age guidance: 10+

 

Sun 14 October • Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

HENRY BLOFELD: 78 RETIRED

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Sunday 14 October
Dorchester Corn Exchange
3pm (doors 2.30pm)
£20 / £18 members & concessions (please note that a £1 future fund levy will be added at checkout)

Sat 10 November • Simon Evans: Genius

Simon Evans: Genius

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…

Simon is well known from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, and as a regular on BBC Radio 4, where his own hugely successful, acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns for a fourth series in Spring 2018.

Simon also makes regular contributions in a slightly more serious vein, as a regular guest on current affairs TV shows (most recently Andrew Neil’s This Week, BBC One) and on live radio, e.g. Radio Five’s Afternoon Edition. He was also part of the comedians’ team on University Challenge: The Professionals – narrowly beaten by eventual series winners the Ministry of Justice! – and has won Celebrity Mastermind: his specialist subject was Ernest Shackleton.

“Super-sharp wit” (Time Out).

“Please clap” (Jeb Bush).

‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** (The Scotsman)

“reliably funny and refreshingly intelligent” **** (The Times)

Saturday 10 November
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£15 / £13 members & concessions
Age guidance 14+

As with all our shows, this price includes a £1 future fund levy.

Fri 1 March 2019 • Hal Cruttenden • Chubster

Friday 1st March 2019
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£19 / £17 members & concessions

 

On sale from 10am on Monday 30 April 2018

 

***** ‘On top form’ – Edinburgh Evening News

***** ‘He had the audience in stitches’ – Daily Record

**** ‘Hilarious’ – Evening Standard

**** ‘ Hugely talented’ – The Times

**** ‘Go and see Hal Cruttenden’ – Daily Mirror

Three-time Chortle Award nominee, Hal Cruttenden is a familiar face on the comedy circuit having literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. After a 2 year hiatus from touring, he is back with a new show entitled ‘Chubster’.

Rather touchingly, he asked his teenage daughters what title would best sum him up. They said ‘Chubster’. Hal’s now on a diet.

This hilarious show not only touches on his usual moans about being a middle-aged, middle class father of fat-shaming teenagers but also introduces us to new problems like his struggles with IQ tests, political zealots and the trauma of supporting the England rugby team.