COMEDY: Mitch Benn | Friday 13 April

The famous comedian plays satirical songs, is the star of The Now Show, and winner of BBC 2’s Celebrity Mastermind.
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He brings his new show of comic songs and hilarious jokes to Lyme Regis.

His songs have been a feature BBC Radio 4’s ‘Now Show’ for more than a decade. Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of ‘Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle’, specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast – ‘The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn’, ‘Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke’ and ‘Mitch Benn Has Left The Building’. He also presented with BBC Radio 2’s ‘Anatomy Of A Guitar’ with Harry Shearer.

“Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian





Bar opens 7 P.M, starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets £12 adv, £14.50 door.

Booking fee may apply

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138



MUSIC: Guitars On The Boards | Saturday 14 April

A fundraising music event for the UK’s largest guitar festival, held annually in Lyme Regis

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This night promises to be an all-hits, all-dancing, rock, and pop fun night to raise funds needed to stage this year’s Guitars On The Beach, which takes place on 16 June. It stars Lyme Regis’s latest new band Dream Phaser, the GOTB House Band, and surprise special guests.


Guitars On The Beach is the UK’s largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists of all ages and abilities come together to simultaneously play together a selection of well-known songs and form Britain’s biggest band, performing on the beach in Lyme Regis in Dorset.


GOTB holds the UK record for the biggest band, set in 2014 when a reported 3,000 guitarists turned up to play along to the Deep Purple classic “Smoke On The Water”, led by Purple’s front man Ian Gillan himself.






£10 advance, £12 on the door

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



Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

COMEDY: Robin Ince | Thursday 19 April

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The star of The Infinite Monkey Cage returns brings his first new solo show for three years to Lyme Regis. Expect a hilarious night-out about love, death and art – with a teeny bit of physics. Fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see, what we see, and why we believe, what we believe.

In 2017 Robin completed a 70 date, record breaking tour with Brian Cox that concluded at the Wembley Arena. The Infinite Monkey Cage remains one of the most popular programmes on BBC Radio 4.

Robin’s new book, I’m a Joke…and So Are You is published in October 2018

Robin is the winner of a Sony Gold and Rose d’Or for the Infinite Monkey Cage and the Time Out Outstanding Contribution to Comedy, as well as The Francis Crick Science Journalism Award and 3 Chortle awards.

“packed six hours of material into two…marvellous” 4 Stars – The Scotsman




£15 advance, £18 on the door

Bar opens 7 P.M. , starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Age 14+

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply





A post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb 



This is a new relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local talent. It is hosted by Street & Matthews, an acoustic duo who are one half of popular local band DeltaTango7. They play a selection of blues and classic songs, and will be presenting a line-up of other local surprise guests.

Come down after your Sunday Lunch and enjoy a pint of local brew and read the papers while listening to some charming acts.


Free entry, no tickets (donations to musicians gratefully received).

Bar opens and starts at 3 P.M.

Standing and unreserved seating






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Marine Theatre, in partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre, is offering a regular opportunity for 40 talented young people to make thought provoking theatre together in a professional setting.

Previous experience of acting is not required, but desire and commitment are compulsory.

The sessions will be delivered by experienced drama tutor and Northcott team member Lizzie Hedden.

Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.

Mondays from 23 April 2018 for 10 weeks (with breaks as per local schools term times).
Years 5 – 7: 5 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Years 8 – 11: 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.

£100 advance for 10 sessions; places can be secured with a £25 deposit, followed by two equal instalments.

The term culminates with a sharing of work for friends and family. Marine Young Company members will have opportunities to work with Marine staff as well as perform on the stage.

To find out more, and to register for a place, please contact Sophia Moseley at or 01297 442394


James Redmond headlines a raucous night of four comedians for a bargain ticket price.


Redmond is a dry, slick and subtle stand up who delivers unexpected twists and turns during his set as he deconstructs his art.

He made his name as a model and actor and is best known for roles in ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Casualty’, and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’.

James performs 6 nights a week, all over the U.K. as compere, or with a set of up to 30 minutes and has done over 350 gigs in 2 years, including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Amused Moose & the comedy festivals of Bristol, Exeter, Guernsey, Hull & Liverpool.

He had a daily, hour-long show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

‘Fresh-off-the-telly James Redmond has the makings of a really good comic. His tales of texting, girlfriends and Barry from Bristol are quality stuff.’- Fringe Magazine.


He’s joined by compere Tom Glover and two other comedians.




£8 adv., £7 adv. Theatre Friends, £10 door
Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.
Unreserved seating


Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply



TALK: Henry Blofeld, 78 Retired | Saturday 28 April

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Henry 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’.



Call the box office on 01297 442138

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

£20 advance, £23 on the door

Booking fee may apply



Revisit Ella Fitzgerald classics in our bar overlooking the Cobb

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Vocalist Julie Dunn has released three albums, playing alongside Johnny Dankworth’s son Alec. She sings a variety of well loved jazz tunes, influenced by the great jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, as well as some of her own compositions. She will be accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano, and will also be singing some tunes of his to which she has specially added her own words.


“Soulful jazz songstress who effortlessly sings in her distinctively rich and smooth vocal style” Muse Magazine

“A class act-warm, compelling, with an intelligent attitude to lyrics” Vortex Jazz




£8 adv., £7 adv. Theatre Friends, £12 door

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

Unreserved seating


Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

TALK: Underwater Sound in Blue Planet II | Thursday 3 May

A talk by a sound recording expert from Blue Planet II with audio and visual clips, followed by audience questions.

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Intrepid Explorers, an organisation which shares stories of field research, is bringing Blue Planet II to Dorset through a special talk at the Marine in Lyme Regis. Professor Steve Simpson will share his experience as Series Academic Advisor for the acclaimed series and other David Attenborough documentaries, such as his Great Barrier Reef programme in 2015.

Much of Professor Simpson’s work focuses on underwater acoustics, including the use of sound by fish and invertebrates, and impacts of human noise on marine life.  The ocean is a remarkably noisy place, with whales, dolphins, fish, and invertebrates all producing sound to communicate. These sounds range from the haunting song of the humpback whale song to the explosive clicks of snapping shrimp, and are important for social interactions and predator avoidance. In this talk, Steve will explain how he has pioneered new ways of listening to the ocean and of interacting with fish to understand soundscapes and to unlock the language of fish. His work on underwater noise pollution recently screened in Blue Planet II.


TALK: Underwater Sound in Blue Planet II

£5 advance, £4 advance for Theatre Friends, £7 on the door

Thursday 3 May

Bar opens at 6 P.M., Starts at 7 P.M.


Seating is not allocated

Tickets available online above, from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information Centres or over the phone on 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Tankus the Henge | Friday 4 May

This is an upbeat festival band that thrills audiences at all of Europe’s biggest shindigs, including Glastonbury, WOMAD, and Montreux Jazz Festival.

Most people remember Tankus the Henge for its wild showmanship; frontman Jaz Delorean occupies the stage with jagger-esque aplomb, leaping from on top of a smoking piano and launching into the audience like an athlete, whenever the moment takes him.

One of the band’s great strengths is its musical agility, that allows Tankus the Henge to incorporate a vast range of genres. Rock, funk, blues, ska, and gypsy music are all there, always underpinned by an infectious energy that contrasts with lyrics that tell stories of wonder and woe.


Since the release of a first album, the band has toured extensively across Europe, playing at the London Olympics, and was even named by Metro as one of its “Top 10 Acts To See” at Glastonbury Festival.

Support comes from Rivermouth; he’s the lead singer of Cavemouth, the swamp-blues outfit that has featured on BBc 6music’s Introducing and played at events such as HowTheLightGetsIn.


“It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in… I love it.” Dave Davies, The Kinks
“a virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul….an exciting mélange.” The Guardian




MUSIC: Tankus the Henge, with support from Rivermouth
Friday 4 May
£10 adv., £9  adv Theatre Friends, £12.50 door. 
Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.
Online: from above
In person: from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
By phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply