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Wish We Were...…Watching a Play at The Minack Theatre

The gorse filled gullies, rugged cliffs and rocky crags of the Cornish coastline provide an impressive backdrop to the world-famous Minack Theatre.

A lasting testament to the inspiration of one remarkable woman called Rowena Cade who practically carved the theatre out of the granite precipice with her bare hands; what began as a makeshift stage with rough seating for a local play lit by car headlights now incorporates a 750 seat fully equipped auditorium like nothing you’ll ever experience.

Plays showing this June/July include Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and comedy Outside Edge, not to mention Shakespeare’s Hamlet and opera Madame Butterfly.

If you’re stuck for somewhere to stay, just a 15 minute drive away, Mr & Mrs Smith recommends The Cove self-catering apartments. Set amongst coves and caves, this boutique apart-hotel couldn’t feel further from all the stereotypical self-catering clichés and is perfect for groups of friends, families and couples alike. Book through the Mr & Mrs Smith Travel Team on 0845 034 0700 and quote 'HUSH' to receive a free Blacksmith membership and a complementary bottle of champagne on arrival.

Theatre goers are urged to bring warm clothes – as you can imagine, being sat on a Cornish clifftop facing the Atlantic means it can get quite chilly so something to keep you warm is a must! We recommend piling on the layers and topping them off with a hush hoodie to keep the wind at bay.