From above, The Minack Theatre (in Cornish, Minack means, 'rocky place') is reminiscent of some ancient Greek ruin carved into the cliffs above Porthcurno in Cornwall. Actually, only eighty years or so ago there was nothing there apart from gorse bushes and seabirds! The theatre was the creation of a determined woman called, Rowena Cade, who from 1931 until she died in 1983 planned, built and financed the project.
The production today was an adaptation of Roald Dahl's ,The Twits. Thankfully, the good old British weather was kind to us and apart from a short shower during the interval it remained fairly dry. Performances are only very rarely cancelled and it is always worth going fully prepared for the elements! Black bin bags are a good choice - you can sit on them, stick your legs in them or form them into a makeshift coat. This is not a theatre to attend in your evening dress and heels! As you can see from the photo it is a stunning place to enjoy a piece of theatre, the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and the passing boats is a natural production in it's own right. If you ever get the chance to visit, be sure to take it.