Wayne Ellington sings NAT KING COLE | Friday 25 August 8pm

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On Stage 8pm

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Running Time: 2 hours (approx) + interval

Nat King Cole was an original, selling in excess of 30 million records during his career.His voice is unmistakable and completely unique, loved the world over.

Every generation since his death has fallen in love with the King’s voice and music; his late daughter Natalie Cole brought her father’s music to new generation in the 90’s when her own newly recorded vocal track was added to her father’s 1961 stereo re-recording of his original 1951 ‘Unforgettable’  Wayne Ellington’s voice is warm, silky and smooth; his tone suits Nat King Cole’s songs perfectly.

Wayne doesn’t mimic Nat King Cole; he plays tribute to a legend who left us far too early. He sings all the songs we know and love so well, with honesty and complete respect. His show is a beautiful tribute to the great man, his voice will leave you tingling and spellbound, this is a show not to be missed.

Wind in the Willows | Thursday 31 August 7.30pm

Wind in the Willows

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Running time: 1hour (approx)

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved River Bank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Ratty and Mole on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad.

A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much love classic, The Wind in the Willows features unique handmade fabric puppets and a charming original score.

Suitable for ages 4+
Running time: 55 minutes

Lyme Folk Weekend | 1-3 September 7pm

Folk Fest

Various Show Times & Ticket Prices:

FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 

Jim Moray

The Longest Johns

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £15. (Under 16: £10)

SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 

Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones

Mitchell & Vincent

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £20. (Under 16: £14)

SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 

Steve Knightley

Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £18. (Under 16: £12)

Once again Lyme Folk Weekend will bring to the Marine Theatre a fabulous mix of talent, ranging from one of the most innovative contemporary artists to some of the folk world’s legendary names.
Opening the annual festival on Friday September 1 will be Jim Moray, nominated for two awards in this year’s BBC Radio 2 folk awards – for Best Album and Best Original Song.
For 15 years Jim has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way.
His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including his two BBC nominations, and five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines.
Saturday night headliners will be folk legends Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones, who will be presenting songs from their critically acclaimed album About Time, recorded to celebrate their 50 years of music-making together.
McTell and Jones, two distinguished musicians, join forces some 50 years after they first met and played together. Back in 1966 Ralph was just back from playing in Paris and met Wizz in a coffee bar in Croydon, when he was invited by Wizz to go to Cornwall and play guitar with him.
“It was a life-changing move for me and one of the most wonderful summers I have spent,” said McTell. They became life long friends and played together many times.
In the spring of 2015 Ralph called Wizz and suggested they finally do a whole album together. They found themselves once again in Cornwall to make this album, joining a circle of music and friendship started some 50 years earlier. The album is a brilliant blend made up of their old favourites, some traditional arrangements and songs by Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan.
And the Sunday night finale will feature the biggest name on the South West’s folk scene, a solo gig from one half of multiple award-winners Show of Hands, Steve Knightley.
Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. As a solo performer he decided in 2016 to turn his attention to maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales.
He said: ‘As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I‘m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance – I can’t wait!’
As has become the tradition at Lyme Folk Weekend, the headliners will be supported by acts who first appeared on other stages at last summer’s festival – singer-songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore, traditional virtuoso duo Mitchell & Vincent and the Longest Johns, the brilliant shanty group featured on the BBC programme The Choir with Gareth Malone.
Tickets for Lyme Folk Weekend are available online at www.lymefolk.com, by phone from the Marine Theatre box office (01297 442138) or by visiting Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre.

Beyond the Horizon: Richard III | Tuesday 5 September

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Show times: 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12, Schools £8 (TF discount applies)

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Running time: 2hours plus interval

“Why I can smile, and murder while I smile.”

Beyond The Horizon’s critically-acclaimed Richard III comes to the Marine Theatre as part of their 2017 tour in their spectacular, post-apocalyptic adaptation.


England lies battered and scarred by years of conflict. The families of York and Lancaster have made their peace and are attempting to rebuild what remains of their country. But from the ashes of the recently-ended war, Richard of Gloucester rises to wreak more chaos…

Shakespeare’s Richard III depicts the rapid rise and fall of one of England’s most notorious rulers, through murder, betrayal, and insanity.

 

★★★★★
“IT FIZZES WITH IMAGINATIVE ENERGY FROM THE GET-GO … STUNNING”

Theatre Bath

“GREAT INTENSITY”
The Swindonian

“THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE”
The Bath Chronicle

Craig Campbell Tour in Easy Tiger Tour | Saturday 9 September 8pm

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £16

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) plus interval

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show ‘Easy Tiger‘ out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour.

Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to screech and howl the night away!

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin’ and kickin’ litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins, keeping purrs and treadles generous throughout! No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

“Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure”

Independent

“A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations” Time Out

“Perfectly observed and hilarious storytelling” Chortle

‘’A whirlwind hour of reflections and ruminations, structured and punctuated by some slick audience interaction” **** The Herald

The Lym Delta Rhythm Kings | Sunday 10 September 8pm

Lym Delta

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Show time: 8pm

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Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) incl intervalMulti-instrumentalists Marshall Stapleton and Glenn Ford hail from the further reaches of the Lym Delta, last survivors of the musical traditions once prevalent in those environs. Expect to hear toe-tapping train songs, interesting instrumentals, raucous rockabilly and lots more, all played on the latest instruments hand-crafted by Marshall.  

Aladdinsane – A Tribute to the Late David Bowie | Friday 22 September 8pm

Aladdinsane

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Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: All tickets £16

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes + interval

David Bowie, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, into the 80’s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane, widely acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute in the UK.

 

THE KINGDOM OF PAUL NASH: Cabinet of Living Cinema | 24 September 8pm

 Paul Nash

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Show time: 8.00pm

Running Time 2 hours approx

Ticket Price: £12 adults £10 under 18s (TF discount applies)

 This  is  the  Cabinet’s  second  ‘graphic  novel  ballad’  developed  in  2016.  The  ballad  tells  the  story  of  Nash  and  Eileen  Agar’s  affair in  Dorset  in  the  mid  30’s  through  their  relationship  with  the  Purbeck  world  which  enchanted  them;  objects  washed  up  on  the beach  they  endowed  with  personalities,  strange  rock  shapes  with  animistic  qualities,  fossils  like  ghosts  embedded  in  the  ancient strata,  a  landscape made  surreal  both  by  quarrying  and  the  remnants  of  ancient  geology.

Eileen  gave  Nash  a  box  of  painted  shells  in  1935. He  was  enraptured  with  the  gift  and  with  her. She  became  his  muse,  an  “exquisite  stone  that  could  fly”,  though their  flight  was  not  to  last  and  later  letters  revels  Nash’s  desperation  at  her  decision  to  end  the  affair.This  encounter  with  Eileen  in  Dorset  represents  one  of  the  most  significant  waymarks  in  Nash’s  journey  to  a  new  form  of  painting  that  would  use  the  oneiric  juxtaposition  of  continental  surrealism  to  bring  together  a  host  of  animistic  objects  from  the  English  landscape:  megalithic  stones,  serpent-­like  flowers,  totemic  found  objects,  the  sun,  the  moon,  the  tides.    He  was  a  painter-­poet  in  the  tradition  of  Blake  and  began  to  infuse  his  paintings  with  this  wealth  of  symbols,  creating  a  new  language  for  English  landscape  painting. These  developments  concluded  in  Nash’s  most  accomplished  cycle  of  work  in  the years  preceding  his  death  in  Boscombe,  Dorset,  1946,  where  he  declared  once  more  to  be  within  reach  of  “his  kingdom”.In  addition  to  exploring  Nash  and  Ager’s  relationship,  our  fable  also  explores Nash’s  rehabilitation  after  the  death  of  his  father  and  his  experiences  in  the  trenches  in  1917,  in  particular,  the  guilt  he  may  have  harboured  knowing  that  his  entire  company  had  been  wiped  out  shortly  after  he  was  invalided  in  May  1917. Nash’s  paintings  are  preoccupied  by  the  symbolism  of  death,  rebirth  and  flight  and  his  journey  in  the  30s  represents  a  kind  of  awakening  after  a  long  period  of  psychical  trauma:  “unless  I  somehow  drown,  I  shall  spread  my wings”.

3 Daft Monkeys | Friday 29 September 8pm

3 daft monkeys

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Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £15, Concessions £13 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) with interval

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the
global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey
of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last
summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage,
and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also
performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso
vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal
harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient
and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along
chorus.
“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2

After Freedom Productions presents I am Rhythm | Saturday 30 September 7.30pm CANCELLED

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Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 55 minutes (approx) 

2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder ‘I Am Rhythm’ takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa. Mesmerising melodies intertwined with an array of traditional and urban dance tell the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa; from tribal Tswana, warrior Zulu, to energetic Gumboot, swinging Kofifi, to urban Pantsula and Sbujwa dance styles.

I am Rhythm by After Freedom NPC is a dance production promoting South Africa’s young street talent. Developed by Morgan Njobo and the cast members, the production premiered at Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance as part of 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The dance show tells a story of Rhythm, the one that runs in the blood and dictates the heartbeat in South Africa. The production includes both tribal and modern music and dance with a strong focus on showcasing the youth culture of South Africa where urban dance and beats set the rhythm for a new generation of Sowetans. Music and dance are combined with storytelling and audio-visual effects to enrich the story of Rhythm. The production was supported by the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Department of Arts and Culture under the South African Presidency Office.

Morgan Njobo, the Artistic Director of After Freedom Productions, explains the vision of the company: ‘The ultimate aim of the production company is to create employment opportunities to talented unprivileged youth from Soweto. Touring ‘I Am Rhythm’ across the UK is to take us closer into creating a sustainable model of improving soft and hard employability skills in the performing arts industry as well as creating and promoting contemporary South African culture defined by new generations.’ As he explains: ‘We promote the rich and varied cultures of South Africa by providing street performers with opportunities to showcase their talent at world stages.’ After Freedom Productions provide opportunities to performers with and without formal education in performing arts. The company promotes South African culture as a developing industry with a great potential to expand on international arts and entertainment markets. 

After Freedom Claire Fleck Photography

REVIEWS:

5***** – One4Review ”The origins of South African dance, and its evolution, from prehistoric times up to the present day, are joyfully celebrated in this exuberant show.”

4**** – The LIST ”Eight South African song and dance men generate the kind of whole-hearted, full-bodied pleasure that transcends cultural clichés.”

4**** – The Scotsman ”It’s hard to know who wears the bigger smile during I Am Rhythm, the performers or us, as After Freedom Productions build an exuberant, joyful and informative picture of South African dance history.”