In the far west of Cornwall, not many miles from Land’s End, the western most part of mainland Britain, is a most unusual place.
The Minack is a unique open-air theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean.
In 1929, local drama enthusiasts put on an out-door performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a grassy meadow about a mile inland from the Minack. It was a great success and a couple of years later the players were looking for a venue to perform The Tempest.
Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack House, decided that the cliffs below her garden would be the perfect setting, and over the winter of 1931 and into 1932 she and her gardener, Billy Rawlings, moved endless granite boulders and earth, creating the lower terraces of the theatre, much as they are today.
source: Minack Theatre
In July 2015 I wasn’t there to see a play, but to visit the lovely sub-tropical gardens created in this rocky place, with views over the turquoise waters of Porthcurno Cove.
Visit original post | July 2015