Her tenacity and love of the theater led to the creation of possibly the coolest theater in the world – perched precariously at the edge of the sea and made of stone.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Minack Theater.
Minack Theater your first impression is that perhaps it was something left behind by the Romans. After all, four hundred and odd years is a long time to occupy a country without finding some reminder of your time spent at leisure. However, those ideas are soon dispelled when you learn a little about the place and discover that – amazingly – the theatre is less than a hundred years old. It may not be as old one might at first imagine but most people leave the place with the idea that this is possibly one of the coolest theaters in the world.
theater's webcam can show you what's happening there right now.
The weather unfortunately conspired against them and they were forced to film most of the scenes due to be shot at the Minack in the studio - yet on the right is a photograph from part of the film which could be shot there. A roof was not an option for the yearly summer plays (not even today!) – yet these actors were made of sterner stuff and even did without dressing rooms until they were built in 1955.
First Image Credit Flickr User CernIO