£70,000 Needed to Save Britain's Oldest Theatre

This year's performances at a medieval Cornish amphitheatre, said to be the oldest working theatre in Britain, could be the last, as the community cannot afford to buy the adjacent plot of land from its present owners.

Plen-an-Gwary, a medieval open-air theatre in St. Just, Cornwall, has been the site of performances for over 600 years. Now future performances are in jeopardy. A plot of land and a shed used as a backstage area by the theatre are scheduled to be sold, possibly forcing the theatre to close. Ross Williams, director of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust, hopes to rally the community to save the theatre.