This unusual and atmospheric performance piece will draw you into a captivating world inhabited by characters such as the salt-ridden sailor, the lonely lighthouse keeper and the mischievous mermaid. Devised by Gail McGarva, traditional wooden boat builder from Lyme Regis, and inspired by her love of the sea, the piece features beautiful original songs with haunting harmonies along with fragments of narrative, performed by the Sea Chorus, a group of local singers brought together especially for this project. Alongside the performance and outside the theatre, audience members can visit the Story Boat, a miniature maritime memories museum created by Gail from an upturned Dorset fishing boat from 1923.
Writer & director: Gail McGarva
Musical arrangements & direction:Penny Dunscombe
11 September – 17 December The Story Boat Project
The Story Boat project is the creation of a miniature maritime memories museum from an upturned boat in which people’s memories will be recorded and preserved.
Traditional wooden boatbuilder Gail McGarva in collaboration with local wheelwrights Rowland & Son are giving a new lease of life on land to a retired Dorset fishing boat by transforming her into enchanting oral history recording and exhibition space.
The Story Boat will be in residence outside the Marine Theatre from September to December.
The oral history collection will be archived in Lyme Regis Museum
“A beautifully crafted performance”
“Totally absorbing and inspirational”
Sunday 17 December
Call the box office on 01297 442138
Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre
Doors open: 7pm
Introductory Talk by Gail: 7.15pm
Performance: 8pm (no interval)
Tickets: Full Price £10, Concessions £8 (TF discount applies)
Wednesday 20 December
All tickets: £10
This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided
Come along to enjoy some Christmassy children’s workshops arranged by local experts Marvellous Makers. Led by local artist Jessame Coulson, children can enjoy a mixture of expressive, messy based artwork and craft activities like printing wrapping paper, making Christmas cards and Christmas tree decorations.
Jessame will also lead some yuletide games.
Ticket includes materials. Parents will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form when dropping off with any allergies or special needs specified.
Suitable for children aged 4 to 9.
A live RSC screening
‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house,
And all the brothers too.’
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…
Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.
RSC Live: Twelfth Night £11 Advance, £12.50 on the door
Theatre Bar & Box Office open at 6pm
Performance starts at 7pm
Seating is unallocated
Tickets are available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information centre.
Booking Hotline: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply