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There’s Music, Magic, Misers and Murder at the Minack Theatre this Christmas

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 22nd November 2021

The Minack is offering a selection of tempting theatrical treats and activities during December to help people escape from the pre-Christmas rush.  

Join the Minack’s head gardeners on 10 December and create a gorgeous Christmas wreath from beautiful Cornish succulents.  There’s a mince pie or cream tea and a hot drink also included in this sociable half-day workshop.

On the Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 December, Owdyado Theatre will be putting a macabre slant on the season of good will with Twisted Christmas, featuring writers from Cornwall and across the UK. A selection of original dramas includes tales of how to buy the perfect gift for your unloved ones, the dark side of Christmas cracker jokes, and one woman’s maniacal plot to murder Santa Claus.  Influenced by cult classics such as Inside No.9, The Twilight Zone and Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected, Twisted Christmas promises a darkly comic afternoon of macabre mini plays all with a festive flavour! 

Pendeen Silver Band will be performing a Christmas Concert on the Minack stage, on the afternoon of Sunday 12 December, perfect for getting everyone in the Christmas spirit.  And talking of spirits, former Kneehigh actor, David Mynne, returns to the Minack for 3 performances on 20 – 22 December with his hugely popular one man adaptation of Dicken’s classic tale of ghosts and redemption, A Christmas Carol.  This delightful performance has all the magic of Dicken’s timeless story, with David Mynne’s trademark added silliness!  (Silliness? – Bah! Humbug!)

For even more magic and to entertain the younger members of the family especially, don’t miss John Brolly’s enchanting storytelling show, The Piskie in the Garden, on the mornings of 29 and 31 December.  Trouble begins when an old gardener is woken late at night by mysterious noises coming from the potting shed and opens the door onto a world of pesky piskie mischief.

All December performances will take place during the daytime or early evening.  For information on these and all other performances and activities at the Minack visit www.minack.com.

David Mynne in A Christmas Carol: Copyright Lynn Batten