Project information

Love Miracle

If you love what Miracle does and want to help keep us on the road, doing what we do, your donation will be towards the costs of producing new work and touring it to all kinds of people, in all kinds of far-flung places.

February 2015 - February 2016

Charity information: Miracle Theatre Company

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  • Need

    Need

    Many people still consider theatre to be a high-brow, and possibly intimidating experience. Miracle's informal, open and humourous style helps overcome this image and entices people of all ages to enjoy classic plays, Shakespeare and new work in the comfort of their own communities.

    Solution

    We keep our tickets prices low and we tour to all sorts of veunes, from playing fields to clifftops in far-flung places, so as many people as possible can join in and enjoy what we do.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To produce high quality and accessible theatre, touring it to the widest possible audience.

    Activities

    » We put our audience at the heart of our activities, take our shows into local communities and perform work that is innovative but not intimidating.

    Our success will be demonstrated in the smiling faces of our audience, the popularity of our shows and the shining reviews we get from venues, audience and the press.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term changes that our work will bring about will be in our continued support of venues, promoters, individual artists and emerging companies. We provide ongoing support to help establish new venues and audiences, along with a springboard for new talent. We offer commissions to freelance artists, employ local graduates, provide advice, share resources, equipment and rehearsal premises, and offer training via placements, internships and workshops.

    Risk

    Miracle has been going from strength to strength, reaching bigger audiences and raising its profile with new kinds of projects, but as a small, lean organisation, with a small portfolio of funders, its financial stability can easily be adversely affected - a summer of rain or the loss of a core funder could put the company's finances at risk.

    Miracle's versatility, pro-active attitude and ability to react to opportunity has enabled it to manage this risk for 35 yrs. Onwards and upwards!

    Reporting

    We keep close to our audience by sending letters and emails, posting on social media and keeping our website up to date.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Fuel costs £100 fuel per show - 20 shows!
      £2,000 Cast wages Pays 1 performer for rehearsals (almost!)

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fal River £2,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    We tour all over Cornwall, from the Isles of Scilly to Bude, and beyond.

    Beneficiaries

    Audiences of 25,000 people a year, and around 20 cast and crew, benefit from our projects. The local economy also benefits, as we provide both entertainment for the local community and make a contribution to the South West's tourism offer (Miracle won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and is a finalist in the South West awards this month!).

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Miracle has over 35 years experience of touring accessible theatre to the widest possible audience. It is committed to an affordable ticket prices and taking shows to audiences with little access to live theatre.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Bill Scott

    Miracle's Artistic Director has been at the helm since 1979. Bill writes and directs shows and brings together the right people to make each show fab.

    Annie Ukleja

    As Miracle's General Manager, Annie ensures the well-being of the Company - from booking tours to fundraising, she will keep Miracle on the road.

    Emma Gibson

    As Communications Manager, Emma ensures that after all the hard work that goes into making and touring a show, people of all kinds come to see it!