The Miracle return to Wellow once again on Thursday 19th July when they will be performing Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’.
As ever, the performance will be family-friendly and entertaining to the full.
Please visit wellow.arts.org for information and details of events.
The last event staged, on 6th July 2017: The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
Click on picture to go to Jeremy Brien’s theatre review of the event:
It was a lovely sunny evening on Wellow Playing Field, with picnics being enjoyed by many as they listened to a talented solo artist …..
……and then went on to watch the amazing performance by The Miracle Theatre cast members.
……..More reporting on the event:
Special thanks and congratulations to Ron and Sheilagh Humphreys for bringing the Miracle Theatre to Wellow again this year. All that responsibility and organization must have involved a huge amount of work and probably of worry too. I hope the excitement of working with theatre and the eager response of the large audience made it all worth while.
Here’s what one Mum had to say: ‘It was a magical evening and myself and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Kitty and I loved it and although we laughed all the way through, we were rather baffled by it, but my 10 year old grasped the concept of the play entirely! On the walk home, he said that he thought that the reason they were all so obsessed with bicycles is that the play represented the eternal cycle of hell. Well. I was pretty impressed with that!’
Well so are we!
On July 13th 2016, Calderon’s ‘Life’s a Dream’ was performed by the Miracle Theatre Company.
Wellow’s first live outdoor theatre performance by a professional touring company was a great success. On July 13th, Calderon’s Life’s a Dream was performed by the Miracle Theatre Company. An audience of over 200 people brought chairs and a picnic to enjoy before this epic fable of love, war and destiny.
The play was packed with action, full of drama and passion and had a generous seam of comedy.
The cast involved the audience at various stages and they even managed to fit in the surprise appearance of a Hercules aircraft when it flew overhead!
It was a real community event – a team of volunteers dressed the field with bunting, gazebos and flares and helped the cast to unload the staging. The youngsters of the village made themselves useful by serving the workers with tea and refreshments and then helped to carry the audience’s bulging picnic bags. After the performance the cast were invited to the Fox & Badger before being escorted by torchlight to the three homes who generously provided overnight accommodation.
Many thanks are due to all those who helped, but in particular to the two main organisers, Ron and Sheilagh Humphries.
Here are just a few of the many comments received from happy outdoor theatre go-ers – with a general view that this should be the first of an series of annual events.
‘Well done. What a fantastic night all round the play was extremely well acted, interesting, humorous and fun but above all a great tribute to your organisational excellence.’
‘I wanted to congratulate you on yesterday’s wonderful theatrical experience. I think it will go down in the annals of Wellow history as a great event. What a HUGE turnout … where did they all come from?? You should both feel jolly pleased with yourselves for pulling it off in such spectacular style.’