Miracle Theatre Company Starting Annual Visit To Scilly

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Cornwall’s longest running drama company will be starting their annual visit to Scilly on Thursday with a play that’s described as “deadly serious, but seriously funny.”

The Miracle Theatre Company will be performing the Samuel Beckett classic, ‘Waiting for Godot’, and Emma Gibson from the group admits it’s not the most obvious play for a comedy production.

It tells the story of two men, Estragon and Vladimir, waiting, as the name implies, for someone called Godot, during which they ponder the meaning the life.

It has a reputation for being an intellectual heavyweight of a play, but Emma says Miracle have a habit of being able to wring out every drop of humour and silliness in any piece.

The group’s already played a number of venues in the southwest and even made a detour to London, to perform in the middle of Canary Wharf.

From Radio Scilly

Emma Gibson from the Miracle Theatre Company describes their upcoming production of Waiting for Godot

Miracle are regular visitors to Scilly, having performed here for almost twenty years, and Emma says it’s one of the highlights of their calendar.

Performing on St Mary’s or Tresco is more important to them than a West End theatre, she says, because it’s a chance to bring high quality theatre to areas that don’t often get it.

The productions will be in the open air and Emma says people are encouraged to bring along a picnic to enjoy the event.

Waiting for Godot will be performed at Tresco Abbey Gardens on July 25th and St Mary’s Chaplaincy Gardens on 26th, 28th and 29th July. Tickets are available from the TIC, from the Abbey Gardens and on the door.

For more details visit the Miracle Theatre Company website.