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The Minack Theatre

Carved into the granite cliffs above Porthcurno in Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is a testament to the determination of one woman.

Rowena Cade was well into her thirties when she decided to build a theatre in a gully above the Minack Rock. Assisted only by her gardener and his mate, she helped to cut and move granite to the site, which was on a slope above a sheer drop into the Atlantic. Despite many setbacks, Rowena persevered with decades of work to create a successful and much-loved theatrical venue. In 1976, when she was well over eighty, Rowena gave the Minack Theatre to a Charitable Trust which maintains it today. She continued to take an active interest in the theatre's progress until her death in 1983. 

For a list of future performances go to www.minack.com

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