The 1980s brought us one-hit wonders such as Nena, Falco and Men Without Hats. To that list, playwright David F Ross would like us to add the Miraculous Vespas and their chart topper It’s a Miracle, a reverb-saturated slice of indie pop with a jangliness that seems perfectly authentic.
As well it might, because it’s written by Robert Hodgens, who hit the charts as lead singer of the Bluebells with Young at Heart in 1984. His song is played in the middle of Miraculous, a 50-minute online play from Ayr Gaiety and Borderline. It signifies the missed opportunities of Grant Delgado (Colin McCredie), an also-ran songwriter who, 35 years on, has ended up as a painter and decorator. [READ MORE]