The Case of the Frightened Lady: Miracle Theatre
Why is the lady so frightened? And who dropped the red scarf? For their 35th birthday the arbiters of outdoor theatre are revisiting The Case of the Frightened Lady. One of Miracle's finest efforts.
Quintessential Miracle Theatre Brilliance
It’s 1932 and Edgar Wallace, the Fleet Street editor widely known for his hugely popular and successful whodunnits, gets a desperate call from his publisher. With only a weekend to produce a new novel, the unfaltering Wallace leaps into action.
Kicking off their 35th year in style, Miracle Theatre, have just two dates remaining for this epic show.
Originally produced in 2005, this much-loved production toured across the South West, delighting audiences of all ages and winning the Minack Trophy along the way.
The Miracle crew wanted to do something quintessentially ‘Miracle’ to celebrate their anniversary and The Case of the Frightened Lady is a particular audience favourite and was the obvious choice.
It’s a very clever and funny account of the antics of the Wallace household as they flit dizzyingly between reality and fiction, inventing storylines, devising dialogue and arguing over the final denouement. So much of the inspiration for the humour and wit was discovered during the original rehearsal process, and with the original cast members back together again it is sure to be a dynamic and delightful performance. In the nine years that have elapsed since the first ‘case’ we’ll all be looking forward to taking a creative cocktail of physical foolery, Cole Poteresque songs and witty one-liners.
Catch this show while you can for its remaining performances:
Mon 23 – Fri 27 June 8pm + 2pm matinees Tues/Thurs
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU
01736 810 181
Sat 28 June, 7:30pm
Golowan Festival, Penlee Park, Penzance TR19 6UB