Miracle Theatre present ‘Love Riot’ – Wednesday 19th June 2024

Miracle Theatre present open-air theatre performance, ‘Love Riot’ in Badock Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 6:30pm

Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking, with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre.

Promised by her father to the dashing Doricourt from a young age, Letty has worked for years to corset up her wild heart, to ready herself for a dream marriage. But now the much longed-for day has arrived, Doricourt sees her only as a business transaction. Faced with a loveless future, Letty’s heart starts beating again– can she defy convention, shape her own destiny and be free to find love her own way?

This vibrant reimagining of Hannah Cowley’s comedy of manners, The Belle’s Stratagem, takes audiences of all ages on a journey of unexpected twists and hilarious turns, towards a destination where they might all be free.

Celebrate Miracle’s 45th Anniversary with this inspiring show that will captivate adults, families and teenagers – as much as their grandparents! See for yourself why audiences have raved about Miracle Theatre’s past productions:

Everyone welcome, but as a guide Miracle recommends ages 7+, young children to be accompanied by an adult. There is nothing ‘unsuitable’ in this production – lots of children have been enthralled by Miracle’s past productions, people know their child’s preferences! You decide!

Miracle Theatre is Cornwall’s longest running and most prolific touring theatre company. For over four decades, Miracle Theatre has been dedicated to delivering high-quality, inclusive live experiences and making theatre accessible to all, regardless of age or background. The theatre company’s innovative approach to storytelling and commitment to community engagement have made it a beloved cultural institution in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Open-Air Theatre Festival:


No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
If you still wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats


Book tickets here
Disabled people are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
Tickets, if not sold out, are also available on the gate (cash or cards).

Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.


HATS will be providing refreshments.


Performances continue regardless of the weather. Be prepared.
There are no indoor alternatives in case of bad weather.
In the event of electrical storm, tickets will be exchanged for another date.
The following may be useful: A torch, insect repellent, an umbrella (or sunshade!)


Badock Gardens: Assistance dogs only.


For specific access information please call the box office on 01805 624624 or contact the individual venue via their website.

Other Info:

Please bring cash for a raffle to support The Plough Arts Centre. £1 per ticket. One winner takes half the proceeds!