CINEMA | STAN & OLLIE | FRIDAY 17 MAY

Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

 

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Certificate PG, 97 minutes

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE | WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY

This is a screening of the classic Wilde play that was shown at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. 

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

Olivier Award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid stars in this new production of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and witty comedy, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and classically staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

‘[a] spirited and splendidly cast revival’ ~ The Independent

£5 under 18s advance or on the door

£11 advance / £14 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply. Read more here.

CINEMA | PETERLOO | FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

‘Grit and brilliance’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Mike Leigh’s new film, set in 1819, tells the story of the British forces’ attack on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Duration: 154 minutes

Certificate PG-13

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: LATIN JAZZ WITH PETE CANTER | SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

From the lilting bossa-novas of Brazil to rhythms of Cuba, jazz musicians have found Latin music to be a continuing source of inspiration. Explore it at our regular night, in the Marine’s bar overlooking the Cobb.

Fine saxophonist Pete Canter, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano, will be playing music from Brazilian icons Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and jazz greats such as trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Chick Corea.

Pete has recorded several albums which have been very well received, and played at major UK festivals including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival and Exeter Vibraphonic.

“Varied, exciting, exceptional”Musician Magazine

“Pete Canter is an inventive soloist with a distinctive sound” Ian Mann

 

 

£8 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

SCREENING | I’M NOT RUNNING | THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

This is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to the Marine.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

£5 under 18s advance or on the door

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply. Read more here.

SCREENING MET OPERA: CARMEN MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production, broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo – bass Alexander Vinogradov.

Encore Screening.

Duration: 201 minutes including interval.

£5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | DAVID FORD | SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

‘Unmissable – 5 out of 5.’ ~ The Guardian. The award-winning songwriter appears in Lyme Regis

With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show described by the British music press as “unmissable,” David Ford is essential listening. His songs combine Americana, English melodicism, and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll – tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. Ford’s emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love recall Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Randy Newman.

A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford’s mesmerising live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as playing headline shows to his devoted and loyal fan base, he has toured with and supported artists such as Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne,  Richard Ashcroft, and Suzanne Vega.

Hailing from the South Coast of England, Ford has been lauded by press and public alike throughout his fifteen year solo career. His debut album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused, was included in both The Times and Word Magazine’s top ten albums of the year and his fourth album, Charge, was described by press as his “best album to date. ” His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes and in February 2014, which saw him travelling to Paris to receive the French Grammy award for song of the year.

“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.” The Guardian

“One of Britain’s best.” The Times

“Genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

Smart, angry, witty, emotional songs, delivered with raw-throated passion.” The Telegraph

“Puts everything into every word.” The LA Times

“Sends a chill up the spine.” The Sunday Times

£12 advance / £14.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH SQUARE ONE | SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

This is a free entry post-roast music session, with local drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.

 

This special edition is hosted by Square One, a popular local band that plays country fuelled southern rock born in the South-West of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin’ rootsy riffs and songs you can’t help but sing. Their live shows are energetic and powerful, bringing an all American party to this side of the pond.

Influenced by artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean-but inspired by all the classic rock music they grew up listening to-Square One’s sound packs a punch that’ll get you moving.

Free entry, no tickets
Bar opens and starts 5 P.M.

CINEMA | A STAR IS BORN | FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.

Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (“Blue Jasmine”), with Dave Chappelle (“Chi-Raq”) and Sam Elliott, whose nearly 50-year career includes standout performances in such films as “Mask,” “Tombstone” and, most recently, “The Hero.”
In addition to playing Ally, Gaga—who earned an Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from the film “The Hunting Ground”—performs original songs in the film with Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming.

Certificate 15, 135 minutes

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | STREISAND | SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

The iconic sound of a legend in music and film, is celebrated in a brand new production touring theatres across the country 

Join the singer Winter as she performs some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written. Expect to hear all the hits – Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him, The Way We Were, and many more.

Performed by a stunning live band, complete with the depth of double bass, keys, and violin – a wonderful evening of music not to be missed.

Brought to you by Total Productions.

£17 advance / £21 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.