Cinema double-bill: The Snowman and Father Christmas | 21 December

The snowman

 

This is a special double-bill of two heartwarming family classics, with mulled wine and mince pies available. Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and Father Christmas will be be played back-to-back with an interval.

Tickets are only £2.50 on the door

2:30pm

About the films

The Snowman (cert. U)

Introduced by David Bowie, this is a wordless – save for the song “Walking in the Air” – animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Father Christmas (cert. U)

Starring Mel Smith, after a hard night’s work, Father Christmas decides to go on a “blooming vacation”, builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down. With a bit of grumbling, he has to answer the mail, get the gifts ready, deliver them and get to the Snowmens’ party on time – only he’s forgotten something.

Father Christmas Trailer: 

This is the Kit | Thursday 11 January

 

this is the kit

This Is The Kit will play the Marine Theatre as the first date of an international tour.

This Is The Kit – the playful indie folk band led by Paris-based songwriter Kate Stables – has earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. In the last year This is the Kit have performed live in session on BBC 6music and at festivals including Glastonbury.

Their new album is on Rough Trade records, home to The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker; ‘Moonshine Freeze’ is undoubtedly their best to date, and is produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward).

Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes. “All of it is good” – ★★★ Mojo Magazine.

This is the Kit

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Tickets £16.50 (no booking fee online)

10% Booking fee from Tourist Information Box Office

All ages show

Doors 1930

Standing

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Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Leigh Coleman and Matt Carter Trio | Saturday 13 January

Singer Leigh Coleman and pianist Matt Carter, return to Lyme Regis with a high-energy Jazz Jurassica debut at the Marine Theatre.

Leigh Coleman is developing a national reputation for combining both jazz and funk in a style reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and George Benson. He’s worked with the legendary soul diva Betty Wright in the States, and the region’s own Joss Stone.

Matt Carter is a prodigious pianist, who brings dynamism and drive to jazz standards, soul and blues. Already a bandleader in his own right, Matt’s developing a growing reputation for his Matt Carter Trio.

This strong double bill delivers soulful jazz classics, from swing to ballads, for a lively evening of jazz you won’t forget.

Jazz in Lyme Regis

Matt Carter

Leigh Coleman (vocals), Matt Carter (keyboard), Gary Evans (drums) and Tom Drewett (bass).

Tickets: £22 + booking fee includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table from 01297 442138 or online below.

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Timings

Doors: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm

Ends: 10pm

 

For more information please visit here

Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Maggie Reeday Quartet | Saturday 10 February

Maggie Reeday is the ultimate entertainer.

First, she’ll captivate with sultry jazz classics (think Ella Fitzgerald) and then lead you through finger clicking swing. At the end of the evening, she’ll have you on your feet with passionate soul classics.

A versatile performer, Maggie combines jazz standards with soulful, Latin and blues material. She’s appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, London’s Jazz Cafe and even performed for royalty. She’s a charismatic performer loved by audiences.

You’re guaranteed a lively and exciting evening’s entertainment.

Maggie Reeday

Maggie Reeday

Maggie Reeday (vocals), James Clemas (piano), Gary Evans (drums), Jim Rintoul (bass)

Tickets: £22 + b/f  includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table. Book by calling 01297 442138 or online here

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Timings:

Doors: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm onwards

Ends: 10pm

 

For more information please visit here

Steve Knightley ‘Songs and Stories’ 2018 Tour | Friday 9 March 7.30pm

Steve Knightley

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Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre

Show starts: 7.30pm

All Tickets: £18

Running time: 2 hours (incl interval)

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career. The Show of Hands frontman (One of the great English bands – Peter Gabriel) showcases a set-list peppered with classic gems such as Cousin Jack, AIG and Country Life with his inimitable passion and flair; and in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.

Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Duncan Anselm Quartet with Nigel Price| Saturday 10 March

Bandleader and alto saxophonist, Duncan Anselm, recreates the Blue Note era with swinging American standards, alongside his own compositions. This is up-tempo cool jazz with lively solos at their best. For this special show, they’ll be joined by special guest, Nigel Price, one of the most gifted guitarists playing on the UK jazz scene. It promises to be a suitable finale to Jazz Jurassica’s second season.

Nigel Price

Nigel Price

Duncan’s band plays hard grooving tunes penned by the likes of Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark.

Award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price started his career in his early 20s, touring with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.

He spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years and performed with David Axelrod.

He has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.

Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s.

Adrian Smith (bass), Richard Jenkins (piano), Andy Chapman (drums), Duncan Anselm (sax), Nigel Price (guitar)

Tickets: £22 + b/f  includes 2-course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table from 01297 442138 or online here:

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Timings:

Doors: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm onwards

Ends: 10pm

 

For more information please visit here

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired | Saturday 28 April 2018 7.30pm

Henry Blofeld

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Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre

Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: All tickets £20

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (approx) plus 20 minutes interval