MUSIC | THE SOUTH | FRIDAY 22 MARCH

When pop act The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members carried on, performing all the hits

Embarking on this new journey The South continues performing their classics, such as Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, and A Little Time – the number one single. All are performed again live in 2019, which marks thirty years in the business. The band features Alison Wheeler, The Beautiful South’s ex-singer.

Support from The Acoustic Contingency Band

This is a special set featuring mid-90s and Britpop covers. Years of gig experience have have earned them an enviable live reputation.

 

£25 advance / £28 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.

 

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH GLENN MOORE | SATURDAY 23 MARCH

Four comedians, one night: our headliner’s stand-up show – Glengarry Glen Glenn – was one of 2016’s best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Known for his inventive jokes, Glenn Moore has supported Tiff Stevenson, Josie Long and Alun Cochrane and has appeared on Mock The Week. He’s joined by three other comedians on the bill.  Moore was a finalist in the 2011 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award whilst studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield, where he created the sketch comedy duo Thunderbards with Matt Stevens. After graduating, he worked as a newsreader on a number of radio stations, whilst performing both solo. Thunderbards was a finalist in the 2014 NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show.

In October 2017 he joined the Absolute Radio breakfast show as a newsreader and “sidekick”.

He was  nominated for the most prestigious comedy prize in the UK, the Edinburgh Comedy Award, for his show Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It. Moore has written for HuffPost.

Support from Louis Burgess and Jess Fostekew, with resident compere Tom Glover

£8 advance / £10 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.

 

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: TERRY QUINNEY PLAYS STAN GETZ | SUNDAY 24 MARCH

This concert is dedicated to the music of multi-Grammy winning Stan Getz, who played with the biggies – Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan.

American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz was known as “the Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Getz won many Grammy awards in his lifetime, including one for his performance of bossa nova hit Desafinado, which is one of the tunes you will hear tonight. A giant of the jazz world, Getz played with the best of his generation, and this evening you will hear music he played with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan.

Saxophonist and composer Terry Quinney has quickly established himself on the British jazz scene since arriving here a few years ago from Canada, As co-leader of the ‘The Sound Of Blue Note’ band he has performed with UK jazz icons such as Nigel Price, Ian Shaw, Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon. Terry has played at the renowned Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, the National Theatre, Johnny Dankworth’s venue the Stables, and numerous jazz clubs in the UK-as has Philip Clouts, who will be accompanying him at the piano.

£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.

 

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS | TUESDAY 26 MARCH

The second outing for our new regular film night — which presents iconic films from the past — features a 1940s satire about a Hollywood film director who longs to make socially relevant dramas.

He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, only to learn the value of creating laughter. Sullivan is a successful, spoiled, and naive director of fluff films, with a heart-o-gold, who decides he wants to make a film about the troubles of the downtrodden poor. Much to the chagrin of his producers, he sets off in tramp’s clothing with a single dime in his pocket to experience poverty first-hand, and gets some reality shock.

Written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

Duration: 90 mins

Certificate PG

£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.

 

SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: AN IDEAL HUSBAND | WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

Recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, this is the return of Oscar Wilde’s hugely popular masterpiece. It stars Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Encore Screening 

Running time: 160 minutes
Acts 1 & 2 80 mins
Interval 15 mins
Act 3 & 4 65 mins

£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.

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 | PENGUIN CAFE | FRIDAY 29 MARCH

The music of Penguin Cafe Orchestra with an all-star line-up

Penguin Cafe was founded by Arthur Jeffes, bringing together a talented group of musicians from Suede, Gorillaz, and Razorlight, to perform his father Simon Jeffes’ legacy of world renowned Penguin Cafe Orchestra music, ten years after his untimely death in 1997.

Arthur, a talented composer in his own right, quickly began to create new and unique genre-defying music, with the spellbinding philosophy of the Penguin Cafe always in his mind.

Arthur utilizes many different instruments and influences including elements of African, Venezuelan, Brazilian, Bluegrass, Classical, Avant-Garde & Minimalist music, using a variety of instruments from strings, pianos, harmoniums, slide guitars, cuatros, kalimbas, experimental sound loops, mathematical notations and more.

To date, Arthur’s Penguin Cafe has released three acclaimed albums of fresh, innovative and beautiful music that have achieved the seemingly impossible feat of creating something new and different and still exciting the worldwide fan base of original PCO followers.

Support from Tony Roberts and Richard Llewelyn. Tony has played sax with John Dankworth, Danny Thompson,  John McLaughlin, while Richard played with Arcadia Jazz Band working alongside Humphrey Lyttleton, George Melly, and Kenny Ball.

£20 advance standing / £24 advance seated / £24 on the door standing / £27 on the door seated. 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.

MUSIC | LYME FOLK REVISITED | SATURDAY 30 MARCH

It’s Lyme Folk Revisited time again! The annual fundraiser for Dorset’s favourite folk festival is just around the corner

 

​Come and join us and festival patrons NINEBARROW on Saturday March 30 for a one-off event featuring some brilliant musicians. This year we are thrilled to welcome the wonderful ASKEW SISTERS, who are really making a name for themselves on the folk scene and will be performing material from their brand new album.

Also on stage are the brilliantly joyous JI & THE RAINBIRDS. If you were lucky enough to catch their seafront set at last summer’s Lyme Folk Weekend you will not want to miss this.
​And we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite people from previous festivals – the wonderfully talented LEE RAHN, weaving his spell in the Marine once again.

£15 in advance / £17 on the door

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 | MET OPERA: DIE WALKURE | MONDAY 1 APRIL

From New York’s MET, featuring some of the most glorious music ever written. Enjoy a delicious two course interval supper for £15 including a glass of wine or half pint of beer.

It includes, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries. Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.

Encore screening

Blackdown Kitchen is offering a two-course supper for £15, including a glass of wine or half pint of beer. Each course is served in the intervals.

First Interval ~ Chilli con carne or vegetarian chilli, served with rice and sour cream
Second Interval ~ Lemon tart with cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door / £15 supper (advance only)

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 3 P.M., starts 4 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 | JULIE FELIX | FRIDAY 5 APRIL

Best friends with Leonard Cohen and presenter of her own primetime 60s TV show, Julie Felix is the original beatnik folk legend

Signed to Decca, Julie Felix was known for Californian hippy folk and South American songs such as El Cóndor Pasa. In 1964 Julie arrived in the UK to play at legendary clubs such as The Troubadour, after leaving California and hitchhiking through Europe with her guitar.

It didn’t take long before Julie was resident singer on ‘The Frost Report’, and quickly became a household name in the UK.
Four years later, Julie was given her own TV series, the first colour series produced by the BBC, and is sold to virtually every country in the world. Guests included Leonard Cohen, Dusty Springfield, and Jimmy Page.

Throughout the 60s and 70s, Julie’s career flourished, and her music reflected her heartfelt beliefs and her love affair with nature.
In the 1980s she moved back to California and took a break from the music world. An experience on a peace march in Central America in the late 80s inspired Julie to pick up her guitar and start singing again.


Two decades later, Julie was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla
What began for little Julie as simple home entertainment, as her father and his friends played Mariachi music into the small hours of the morning, has been this remarkable woman’s vocation for over half a century.

With support

£14 advance / £16.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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

Seated

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.

TALK | HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED | SATURDAY 6 APRIL

From the presenter of BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion! present a show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects all link together in unexpected ways.

Join Sam Willis, presenter of BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion!, and James Daybell, one of the country’s leading professors of history, as they show us a new way to think about the past.

Histories of the Unexpected Live is an exciting new show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects link together in unexpected ways.

The show is based on the duo’s podcast and book of the same name, and has been adapted for a live audience by Daniel Jamieson, one of the country’s leading playwrights.

What links together the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, Victorian perfumes, electrical experiments on the human face, Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, scalping, Elizabeth I, Nelson, Henry VIII, Proust, Hiroshima, the Duke of Wellington, slavery, scarification, Glaswegian gangs, Darwin, Shakespeare, mutiny, chimneys, a skull, a seventeenth century map of the world, shoes and gloves? Well you’ll just have to come to find out.

You will never think about the past – or the present – in the same way ever again. Guaranteed.

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ ~ Dan Snow

 

£10 children, £14 adults advance / £12 children, £16 adults 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.