SCREENING | RSC LIVE: TROILUS & CRESSIDA | WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

RSC Live: “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s home town.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida’s uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

Duration: 240 minutes

£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.

Unreserved seating 

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

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COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH JAYDE ADAMS | FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Jayde Adams, the winner of the 2014 Funny Women award and 2016 nominee for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, headlines a night of four comedians in this great value night out.

‘The audience are on their feet by the end of The Divine Ms Jayde’ ~ The Guardian

After appearances in 8 out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Gert Lush Christmas with Russell Howard, Sky1’s Sick Note with Nick Frost and Rupert Grint, and Netflix & Channel 5’s Borderline, it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Jayde’s debut year was 2016 where she wrote and performed her first hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and after storming year collecting 6, 5 star reviews and 3, 4 star reviews she was then nominated as Best Newcomer at the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards and at the Chortle Awards, Jayde then performed ’31’ at the West End’s prestigious Soho Theatre, London for 15 dates and it completely sold out! Also in 2017 she was invited to perform at Latitude Festival.

Rich Wilson and Josh Pugh are also on the bill with resident compere Tom Glover.

 

 

Ages 16 and over

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

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

Ages 16 and over

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | DAT BRASS | SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Hailing from the streets of London and raised by  jazz and punk, Dat Brass is a high octane, ten piece brass outfit which has played at festivals across the UK.

Playing original music alongside samples, this energetic brass ensemble manage to keep every performance fresh with high levels of improvisation. Known for their exuberant stage presence, Dat Brass have built a reputation as an energetic live experiences, with appearances at London venues such as Alexandra Palace, Blues Kitchen, Brixton Hootananny, O2 Forum, Pop Brixton and Scala. The Roundhouse praised their performance as “unforgettable”.

Support from the Napkings featuring Chiman 101 and VNC.

 

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

Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.

Standing

Tickets:

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SCREENING | NTL: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III | TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Alan Bennett’s Multi-award-winning drama will be broadcast live to the Marine, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

 

£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.

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

 

 

MUSIC | GIGSPANNER BIG BAND | WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Formed by Steeleye Span’s fiddle player Peter Knight, this band has built a reputation for dismantling traditional folk music and ‘reshaping it in fascinating ways’ fRoots Magazine. This Big Band five piece line-up features the acclaimed duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin.

“They don’t play together often, but when they do, it’s spectacular”
5***** R2 Magazine

Periodically, a collaboration between two sets of musicians with their own unique identities produces an electrifying musical force that is even greater than the impressive sum of its parts.

Gigspanner, formed by (ex-Steeleye Span) legendary fiddle player Peter Knight, has built a massive reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and “reshaping it in fascinating ways” fRoots Magazine

BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo) Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are described by The Guardian as being “Subtle, bravely original…a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma”

Their appearances together as the Gigspanner Big Band are a rare but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting on-stage chemistry.

With an eclectic mix of self-penned material and traditional music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, the Gigspanner Big Band produces richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”.

“The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique musical proposition; they are taking folk music down new and enthralling paths. They are also one of the most exciting live bands you are likely to see this year (or any year, for that matter”

Folk Radio UK

£19 early bird / £21 standard advance / £23 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Includes restoration levy

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

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MUSIC | THE SIMMERTONES | FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

One of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands.

During 2016/17 The Simmertones’ live shows reached new heights, with appearances at The London International Ska Festival, Madness’ House of Fun Weekender, The Looe Music Festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival.

The band are frequently played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, particularly by Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, who have playlisted their songs ‘Run For Your Life’, ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ and ‘Dr Who’. The Simmertones’  album ‘Something For The Weekend?’ won ‘Best Album’ at the South West Music Awards in 2013. The album received worldwide airplay, as well as rave reviews from Ruby Turner and members of The Specials and Madness.

One of the albums’ singles provided The Simmertones with their biggest hit to date, with a release of a cover version of the well-known classic ‘Perhaps, Perhaps,  Perhaps’ . This had airplay on BBC radio stations, and was produced by esteemed veteran Richard Digby Smith (Island Records, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sparks and Free), with the finishing touches applied by Dave Eringa, of Manic Street Preachers fame. These elements combined with an incredible recorded performance by the band, merged to create the authentic sound heard on the finished recording.

The bands’ first EP “Presenting the Simmertones, Volume 1” is best known for a wild ska reworking of the Doctor Who theme tune, which continues to receive regular national airplay on BBC Radio 1, 2 and most recently on a BBC 6 Music Dr Who special in 2017.

Their second EP “Everything’s Comin’ Up Ska”, features actor Phil Daniels (Blur ‘Parklife’, Quadrophenia).

Support from DJ Ska Au Go Go

“This Simmertones album is so uplifting! Hypnotic, thirst inducing tunes.” Lee Thompson, Madness

 

 

£7 advance /  £9 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens and starts 7:30 P.M.

Standing

Tickets:

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MUSIC | CHRIS WOOD | SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

A concert from the uncompromising guitarist and singer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people.

With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”. His most recent album ‘So Much to Defend’ has received wide critical acclaim and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he’s won six.) and emphatically secured Wood’s place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. 

He has collaborated with Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others.  

On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. 

“The title track alone is a masterpiece” The Independent ***** 5 Stars

Support from Jess McAllister.

£14 advance / £16.50 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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FUNDRAISER | CABARET & CAKE | SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER

This is a fundraiser for the Dorset Women’s Refuge with performances of poetry and music

 

Actor Hermione Norris will be reading a selection of poetry and prose that highlight the complexities of intimate relationships. She is known for her appearances in Cold Feet and Innocent. There will be songs by local singers and Katie Bielic, Service Manager, will talk about the work of the local refuge.

The Friends of the Dorset Refuge raise funds to support the women and children living in a local refuge and to provide them with festive food. Please bring presents for the children and the women in the refuge, food associated with the holiday season as well as basic necessities such as new single bedding, towels, toiletries, and books would all be very welcome.
During the Cabaret, there will also be musical entertainment and a few surprises on offer, as well as teas, coffees, and homemade cakes.

First Service Manager, Katie Bielec, will explain the work of the refuge.

For more information on the event or the work of the refuge please write to friendsofwestdorsetrefuge@gmail.com

All are welcome

Free Entry, No Tickets – please bring donations.

Bar opens 3 P.M., starts 4 P.M.

Unreserved seating

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: MAGGIE REEDAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER | SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Maggie Reeday brings her impeccable vocal style to the songs of Stevie Wonder, with Philip Clouts at the piano.

©David Norfolk

Stevie Wonder is a massive figure in pop and soul music and his songs have always had a strong influence of jazz; his debut album was even called The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. Great jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald have sung his music. Maggie will be covering a wide range of his songs, including many classics Isn’t She Lovely, My Cherie Amour and You are the Sunshine of My Life.

Maggie is one of the country’s finest vocalists, and has worked in both television and radio over the years, also with some of the greatest international jazz musicians. She has an engaging style with the audience, and a wonderful sense of fun.

“Ms Reeday has all the ingredients that a jazz singer requires; good intonation, and a powerful voice with plenty in reserve if necessary.” ~ Jazz Journal International

 

 

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

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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THEATRE | POP MUSIC | TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

A theatre and music show by the acclaimed company Paines Plough

A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.

G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.

Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out For The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Pop makes promises it can’t keep, and soon they’ll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.

Pop Music is an emotionally contagious rollercoaster by Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. A night at the theatre like no other.

The latest gig-theatre extravaganza from the producers of WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED and WASTED by Kate Tempest.

A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production in association with Latitude Festival

 

 

£10 adults / £7 under 18s advance, £12 adults / £9 under 18s on the door

£5 advance for pupils of Woodroffe School

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