MUSIC | FLISS GORST BAND | FRIDAY 25 MAY

An evening of good-time sophistication, with swinging originals and dance classics.

Fliss Gorst

 

This a London based band who perform authentic swing, original tunes, and new takes on old classics.

The 6 piece band is led by saxophonist Fliss Gorst and consist of a stellar line up of London’s finest musicians. Guest vocalists is  the acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist Lauren Bush appears in the act.

Experienced performers, FGB have performed on the main stage at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, and regularly at The Spice Of Life Soho. They’ve held a residency at Poppies Fish and Chips Camden since 2013 and perform for countless functions and special events across the country.
This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz.

 

 

 

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£15 standing / £18 seated
Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET | SATURDAY 26 MAY

Acid Jazz legend plays in Lyme

 

james taylor quartet

For a quarter of a century, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity. The legendary jazz-funk band is driven by Taylor’s trademark Hammond organ and the band’s relentless rhythms. With dozens of successful albums to their credit, they’re best appreciated live – upbeat funk music to get the room shaking.

This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz.

 

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£21 standing / £24 seated

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | JAZZ BABYLON | SUNDAY 27 MAY

This nine-piece mini orchestra brings the infectious rhythms of the Caribbean to an energetic live performance fusing ska, reggae, and jazz.  

JazzBabylon

 

 

Taking inspiration from the highly acclaimed Jazz Jamaica, Jazz Babylon marry reggae riffs to classic and contemporary jazz with a full rhythm section, saxophones, flute, trumpet, brass, and a female vocalist.

This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz.

 

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£10 advance

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | LIANE CARROLL TRIO | SUNDAY 27 MAY

A pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Liane Colour (Photographer Greg Heath)

Pianist and singer Liane Caroll, regularly receives rave reviews for her albums in the broadsheets; according to The Guardian, she is “a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads”.

She’s recorded for Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House, and has worked with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

This is part of Jazz Jurassica, Lyme’s festival of jazz.

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

£20 advance

Unreserved seating

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COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH IVO GRAHAM | MONDAY 28 MAY

A Bank Holiday edition of our popular Comedy Club run by Bridport’s funny man Tom Glover; there are four comics on the bill!

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With regular appearances on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, this is a great chance to see Ivo Graham in a small venue.

Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of eighteen and eight months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Since graduating three years later he has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, As Yet Untitled, Live From the BBC and Fighting Talk.

He has also written for various other TV comedy shows, as well as his own sitcom projects in development with Big Talk Productions and the BBC.

His three solo stand-up shows have enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre, and he will be returning there and elsewhere to perform his fourth hour in 2017.

As the Evening Standard put it, ‘if you like your comedy with long words and beautiful linguistic flourishes, buy a ticket immediately’.

 

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

£8 advance, £7 advance Theatre Friends, £10 on the door.

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MUSIC | REGGAE NIGHT WITH FOWOKAN | FRIDAY 1 JUNE

The sounds of Jamaica will be in the air in Lyme Regis once again with the return of this popular event that features live music, DJs, and drinks offers.

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Headlining is authentic Reggae band Fowokan, who are currently touring their new album ‘Shadow of Rasta’. The band was formed by Jamaican-born drummer Sam Kelly, who was also the founder of Cymande, the 70s reggae outfit.

The members of FOWOKAN have performed live at the London Jazz Festival Stratford, The Jazz Café London, the BBC Soul Britannia All Stars Tour and One Love Festival. FOWOKAN have also
supported OSIBISA at Fairfield Halls, Croydon as part of the African Music Festival. The band has been successfully touring in Europe over recent years including France, Holland, Germany and
Austria.

The performance set list includes some of the Cymande hits, some Bob Marley classics and a range of reggae favourites.

 

Reggae DJs play in to the night

Cans of Jamaican Red Stripe lager £2.50

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Bar opens and starts 7:30 P.M.

£6 advance / £5 advance Theatre Friends / £8 on the door.

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Tickets:

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THEATRE | ROMEO AND JULIET | SATURDAY 2 JUNE

The popular Handlebards theatre company return to Lyme Regis for an outside performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Romeo & Juliet Marine Theatre

 

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe outside the beautiful Marine Theatre for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before!

 

And what’s the play about? In Verona, the Montagues and Capulets are in the throes of a long-running family feud. In the midst of this two young members of the families – Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet – fall in love at the Capulet Ball. Forbidden by their family allegiances, they marry in secret. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of.

* * * * *- “An unexpected delight and a must-see!” – EdFringe Review

Performance inside in inclement weather.

 

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Bar opens 5:30 P.M., starts 6:30 P.M.

£14 advance / £12 advance Theatre Friends and concs. / £16.50 on the door.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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SCREENING | AN IDEAL HUSBAND | THURSDAY 5 JUNE

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece will be broadcast from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End.

an ideal husband

An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 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 past financial chicanery.

Starring 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 and Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, BBC)  Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

 

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

£11 advance, £10 advance Theatre Friends, £12.50 on the door.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | MARTIN HARLEY | FRIDAY 8 JUNE

A show from the acoustic roots and blues guitarist with an international reputation.

Martin Harley Solo Press Shot

 

The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017; it was recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground. A ‘Spellbinding 50 minutes’ as The Observer put it. It is Martin’s 7th album to date and the 2nd to feature Daniel Kimbro as well as 14 time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton), Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis) and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes). The album was tracked live at Wow & Flutter Studios in East Nashville over four days.
Recently Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron & Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

His music has features on hit TV shows such as the Vampire Diaries, Banshee, America best Bars and VH1’s Morning Buzz. Last summer in Canada he and Daniel played Winnipeg, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Music Festivals as well as shows in the Caribbean, the US and Europe.

“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out

 

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

£12.50 advance / £11.50 advance Theatre Friends / £15 on the door.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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CINEMA | THE GREATEST SHOWMAN | SATURDAY 9 JUNE

Starring Hugh Jackman, this popular film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The greatest showan

 

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed for cheers and respectability showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

 

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Cert. PG

£4 advance / £3 advanc Theatre Friends / £6 on the door

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

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