A Very Peculiar Theatre

Kathy Sharp

During my recent break in Cornwall I was fortunate in being able to visit the open air theatre at Minack. I had watched TV programmes about this beguiling place, just round the corner from Land’s End, but none of it prepared me for the reality. It is simply breathtaking.

IMG_8058 Don’t look down. Minack Theatre seen from the top.

If you haven’t heard of it, it is a complete theatre – the stage occupying a rock ledge and the seats cut into a steep cliff. The backdrop – and how could you beat this – is the sea and the stunning Cornish coastline. As a visitor you hardly know whether to look outwards to the surroundings or inwards to this remarkable building. One of my best memories of the visit is of standing within the theatre watching gannets diving into a turquoise-blue sea. Quite a sight.

IMG_8070 A very unusual stage setting

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About kathysharp2013

Kathy Sharp lives by the sea in Dorset. She is a prolific writer of song lyrics and short fiction, and is the author of the Larus Trilogy of novels, inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Jurassic Coast. Published by Crooked Cat Publishing
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