Wednesday 20 February 2019

The Minack Theatre, Cornwall - A Place of Happiness!

Minack theatre, Cornwall
The Minack Theatre, Cornwall - as the sun sets.
Cornwall's Minack Theatre is quoted as being one of the world's most famous outdoor theatres.  It is a bit special, to say the least, perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic Ocean.

The last time we went to see a play we popped into the small village of Mousehole first and then onto the Minack. It was a glorious day and when we arrived the sky was full of subtle colours - as shown in the first photo.

The play we saw was based on Zorba the Greek. The words of the author Nikos Kazantzakis have stayed with me:

"We stayed silent by the brazier until far into the night. I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. And all that is required to feel that happiness here and now is a simple frugal heart"

Anyway, whatever happiness is, the photos were taken on a happy night! I'd recommend the Minack Theatre to those visiting Cornwall.

Strange looking people in masks on the cliffs at Minack Theatre, Cornwall
Characters on the cliffs at the Minack Theatre

Actors singing on stage at Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Singing at Minack Theatre, Cornwall


  1. That looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a stage play with a view! The quote certainly has a peaceful ring to it. Very enjoyable post, Mike.

    1. Thank you Ann. A beautiful setting on a summer evening. The seating is terraced and the are seats stone, so many take cushions with them for comfort.



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