On the Rocks
“Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie,
Watch the wall, my darling, while the gentlemen go by‘
After the death of her mother, young Mary travels to the Cornish coast seeking her Aunt Patience. Stranded on a windswept, isolated road, Mary meets Humphrey Pengallan, who kindly escorts her to the Jamaica Inn. There, Mary meets her aunt and bullying uncle, Merlyn Joss — who secretly leads a band of pirates that pilfers the goods from wrecked ships. Suspicious, Mary turns to Pengallan for help, only to discover another dark secret.
Join us for a special outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Jamaica Inn’, a little-known classic film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1936 novel. Before taking your seat, explore the iconic terraced gardens of the Minack theatre and discover archive clips telling stories of Cornwall’s notorious smuggling heritage, maritime wrecks of the South West and interesting insights into the Cornish heroine Daphne Du Maurier herself.
Penzance, Minack Theatre
6 – 8 October 2017, 6.30pm