Minack

The society is fortunate enough to have a regular slot performing at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Every September a show is rehearsed for two weeks and then performed for a week at the theatre. Check the Shows page to see what our next Minack show will be.

The Minack Theatre itself is carved into the Cornish cliffs on the edge of the breaking sea and pristine beach, there is no place in the world that matches its beauty. It is a truly unique theatre - where else do you get dolphins upstaging the chorus? With its kidney-bean shape, quirky features, non-existent acoustics and vulnerability to the elements the Minack Theatre is certainly a challenging performance venue. However the beauty of the setting and the incredible atmosphere make the experience truly memorable for performer and audience alike.

The company eats, sleeps and rehearses in the village hall in Paul, just up the hill from Mousehole, and not far from Penzance. The rehearsal process is intensive but still leaves time for plenty of cream teas and trips to the beach, as well as organised events such as a talent night, pub quiz nights and a trip to a local meadery. The village hall is also conveniently located next to the Kings Arms pub, for those who fancy an orange juice or two after a long day of rehearsals. Being involved with the Minack show is an experience unlike any other. It is certainly hard work, however the satisfaction of putting on a successful show at such a magical venue makes it all worthwhile. While living in such close quarters with 50 other people can be strange at first, it is a fantastic bonding experience and many strong friendships, relationships and even marriages have developed from people who met doing a Minack show!

For more information about the theatre and to book tickets go to www.minack.com. Join our mailing list to be informed of auditions and applications for production team, orchestra and technical positions.