Minack Theatre, Penzance

Minack Theatre
A dramatic outdoor theatre - to which we salute one womans efforts - Rowena Cade - We salute you!
A friend of ours told us about this outdoor theatre. She had been and said its a must for QWerkyness to feature. Having had a look at the website and reading the history of how it became, we have had to agree. Rowena Cade died in 1983 and it was her life work to set a dramatic scenery for theatre in Cornwall to be presented and enjoyed. She became the master builder of this unique and quirky theatre. She carved intricate designs into the concrete before it set. She dragged large bits of shipwrecked materials to use in the construction - single handed. There's grit and determination for you. All this work and she made not a penny profit. She had a vision and she was not going to be stopped. Now we have this wonderful theatre as our heritage. We have so much to thanks her for. It just goes to show what one woman/person can do when they really want. Its hard to imagine how this very small woman did all this work to leave future generations something so inspiring.

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Many visitors arrive at the Minack Theatre imagining it was built by invading Romans. If Caesar’s legions had come this far they might have been beguiled by the beauty of the place, but the real truth is as remarkable as this enduring fiction.

The website for this QWerky place to visit gives you lots of information about Rowena Cade, her life story to be exact. In a nutshell she has to be admired as this wonderful theatre is her own work. She made it! Go girl, girl power!

For Mr Q and I a visit to this area would not be complete without a visit to this theatre but if your visit were to coincide with a theatre production then imagine how fantastic that would be. Having sat through Opera performed in Verona, I can only say this Cornish competitor will give Verona a run for its money.

A MUST go place.

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Minack Theatre, Penzance
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Minack Theatre, Penzance
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Minack Theatre, Penzance
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England, South West
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