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 (Aug 2007), Amadeus by Peter Shaffer (Aug 2009) and Jay Presson Allen's adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Aug 2011), and a production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's play: Our Country's Good, presented in August 2013. Next Stage returned to The Minack Theatre in August 2015 with a production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, adapted by Glyn Robbins. For an article on this spectacular, sell-out show click here.