“British theatre is all the better for small companies such as the Cornwall–based Miracle, which tours to communities that are nowhere near a major theatre venue” – The Guardian 2013
DR LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME?
Up the Zambezi without a paddle!
“Ludicrously funny!” The Stage,2014
Dr Livingstone, I Presume? is the tale of the great explorer and his travels to the heart of Africa in search of the source of the river Nile – told from an unusual perspective.
Those familiar with Miracle winter shows may recognise The Ffitch Repertory Players from shows such as Aladdin and The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin. This time the Victorian travelling theatre company is on the verge of collapse!
Their attempt to tell the story of the famous explorer via a series of music hall turns (song and ballet, ventriloquism and stand-up comedy) is as fraught with danger and catastrophe as any expedition into the heart of Africa.
This charming show, which is a revival of Miracle’s 1997 hit, written by Bill Scott and Steve Clarke, stars Miracle stalwarts Ben Dyson, Ciaran Clark, Holly Cassidy and, making his Miracle debut, Giles King (Black Fish & Kneehigh).
“Dr Livingstone, I Presume? proved a huge hit with audiences first time round in 1997 and this refurbished version, with its fantastic cast of comic and musical talent, promises to sparkle with even greater charm!” said Bill Scott Artistic Director.
Add an exquisite set and a rack of authentic music-hall style costumes, designed by Alan and Jude Munden, and you have an example why Miracle winter shows have gained a reputation for being just the ticket for a winter treat, whether you usually love a traditional panto or are looking for an alternative for a giggle-filled night out with family and friends.
Both a hurrah to courage and endurance and a swipe at the 19th century ideals of imperialism, chauvinism and hypocrisy, this curious slice of history is served up as a magnificent melange of musicality … and comes with a side dish of lion wrestling, BRAVO!
See Dr Livingstone, I Presume? on Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th January at The Rondo, Bath show starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets are £12 full and £10 concessions and are available on 01225 463362 and online via www.miracletheatre.co.uk
**** “A madcap show-within-a-show performed with comic relish and skill” – The Stage
***** ‘Absolute comedy gold’ – What’s On Cornwall
“Utterly Hilarious!” – Good Cornwall Guide
***** “The funniest show I’ve seen in Cornwall for years!” @LeeTrewhela