A squire’s daughter is sent away by her father after she falls for a lowly horseman. But can love find a way to reunite the couple? The Suffolk Miracle, a musical drama presented by Open Space Theatre and the Syzewell Gap folk band, will be performed at several venues along the Suffolk-Norfolk border late May/early June.

Written by former Suffolk school teacher, Beverley Barnett, who lives at Dennington, the play is based on a centuries-old, local folk myth. 

A ballad based on The Suffolk Miracle was first published in the late 17th century.

The play’s director, David Green, said: “It is a great story to tell with the help of some brilliant actors and musicians.”

Syzewell Gap has been entertaining audiences throughout East Anglia for 40 years. Open Space Theatre, founded in 2008, is based at Wingfield Barns, near Eye.

Performances of The Suffolk Miracle are as follows:

Thursday, May 25 – Wingfield Barns 01379 384505

Friday, May 26 – Laxfield Village Hall 01986 872481

Saturday, May 27 – Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft 01502 589726

Wednesday, May 31 – Beccles Public Hall 01502 770060

Thursday, June 1 – Diss Corn Hall 01379 652241

Friday, June 2 – The Cut, Halesworth 0300 3033 211

Saturday, June 3 – Fisher Theatre, Bungay 01986 897130

All performances 7.30 pm except Laxfield (8pm). Tickets £12