The Minack Theatre

19 Aug

Last night we went to a performance of Brecht’s Trumpets and Drums at the gorgeous Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, Cornwall. The Minack is an outdoor theatre, built into a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. It’s a spectacular spot, especially as you see the moonlight glimmering off the water.


The Minack was the brainchild of Rowena Cade, who built it beginning in the ’30s. You can read a full history of the project here.

If you’re in Cornwall during the Minack season (roughly May through September) do try and book tickets. It almost doesn’t matter what you see as the theatre itself is half the fun. Come early and bring a picnic. Or, if you’d rather not make your own picnic, phone ahead and there’ll be a pasty and a saffron bun waiting for you.


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