The Minack Theatre, Cornwall
The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall is the most famous cliff theatre in Britain, possibly in the world. From an actor's point of view, it is certainly one of the most exciting experiences possible. But being a spectator is just as amazing. Audiences return again and again to be captivated by the drama of the cliffs and sea, and the human dramas unfolding before them.
Next Stage made its first appearance at the Minack Theatre in June 1998 with a production of Alan Ayckbourn's Sisterly Feelings. Subsequent productions include Peter Shaffer's The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Aug 2001), Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (July 2003), Sir Alan Ayckbourn's The Champion of Paribanou (Aug 2005), both parts of Nicholas Wright's adaptation of Phillip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials, and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer (Aug 2009). The most recent production was Jay Presson Allen's adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, presented in August 2011.