The Minack Theatre in Cornwall draws thousands of theatre goers every year.

But it was one woman whose vision and physical hard work created this unique theatre, carving it out from the cliffs at the bottom of her garden in Porthcurno almost single-handed.

From 1932 until her death in 1983 Rowena Cade devoted her life to building and nurturing the Minack, and today her presence is still keenly felt.


Broadcast Dates

  • 20050414 (Radio 4)
  • 20050418
  • 20060619 (Radio 4)