Outdoor theatre in Cornwall - what's on in June
There’s nothing better on a beautiful evening than packing a picnic, a couple of deck chairs, a bottle of something sparkling (not forgetting something warm for later on) and heading off for an afternoon or evening of fabulous outdoor entertainment. We’ve selected just a few of the performances that are taking place outdoors in Cornwall this June.
Private Lives - Cube Theatre: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno 2-6 June
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, created from a cliffside at Porthcurno. This June, Cube Theatre returns with Noël Coward’s glittering masterpiece of dysfunctional marriages. Divorced couple Amanda and Elyot fatefully meet once again on adjoining hotel balconies whilst on honeymoon with their new partners. The ensuing complications are a delightful parody of human relationships with an outrageous plot, savage comedy, 1930s glamour and sophistication.
Georges Marvellous Medicine - Illyria Theatre: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, 9-13 June
Performing at the Minack Theatre with outstanding coastal views, Illyria Theatre perform a Roald Dahl classic, Geordges Marvellous Medicine. George’s Grandma is horrid and her medicine isn’t doing her any good, or making her any nicer. George decides to concoct his own, with hilarious results. Illyria goes through the roof with another wickedly funny Dahl classic.
The Tempest Shaken and Stired - Miracle Theatre: various locations 13 - 21 June
Miracle Theatre is back in Cornwall with Bill Scott liberally appllying Miracle’s offbeat and humorous style to this classic Shakespeare play. Take a trip with Miracle into uncharted waters and find yourself wrecked on a treacherous shore, beset by moon calves, puppy-headed monsters and apes. Locations include Tremenheere Gardens, near Penzance, The Old Vicarage, near Hayle and Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin and lots more.
Wuthering Heights - Chapterhouse Theatre: Pentillie Castle, St Mellion 25 June
This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled for generations and is now brought alive on stage to Pentillie Castle's beautiful terrace. The classic love story written by Emily Bronte, follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood to death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.
The Case of The Frightened Lady - Miracle Theatre: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno 23-27 June
Miracle Theatre’s original adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s best seller, written and directed by Bill Scott with songs and music by Jim Carey, offers a great mix of comic delights and instantly invented characters who will have you in fits of laughter as they cook up the storyline and play out the dramatic conclusion.Pacl a picnic, wrap up warm and enjoy the play with a backdrop of dramatic coastal views.
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