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

THEATRE | INTRONAUTS | FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER

This is an hour-long, absurd and highly visual performance with puppetry, physical comedy, original music and integrated animated projection.

In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners called Intronauts; miniaturised human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much do you actually want to know about what goes on inside?

Green Ginger’s new show will propel audiences into a microscopic journey deep within the human body. It tells a madcap story about advancing technology, big syringes and a tiny submarine. Taking its cue from classic sci-fi movies, and fueled by absurd visual comedy and innovative puppetry, Intronauts offers anintoxicating inner body experience that is out of this world. Join us for a trip that really gets under the skin; after all, what could possibly go wrong?

“There’s always something wonderfully anarchic about Green Ginger…an inspired mix of art and lunacy” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

 

 

£12 adults / £14 on the door / £10 under 25s advance / £11 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

THEATRE | MARINE PLAYERS PRESENT A CHRISTMAS CAROL | WEDNESDAY 5 ~ SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER

The local group Marine Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Snelgrove

 

Four ghosts (be scared! Well, just a little) visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what life could be like. This show features a large talented cast of all ages, with parties, carols, dancing, and happiness. Enjoy this simple but memorable story and look forward to Christmas with the Spirits of Christmas past, present and future, and Tiny Tim whispering in your ear.

Suitable for all the family.

£12 adults and £6 children, advance and on the door

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M. daily with additional matinee on 8 December when bar opens at 1:30 P.M., starts 2:30 P.M.

Reserved seating 

Tickets purchased online will be reserved automatically. Seats can be chosen when purchasing from Lyme Regis Tourist Information centre.

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis Tourist Information centre.

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply

MUSIC | MARTIN TAYLOR AND MARTIN SIMPSON | SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.

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Martin Taylor was name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show as being considered the best guitarist by no less than Jeff Beck – leading to a live session on the show the next morning. Completely self taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across four decades and during that time has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired by guitarists all over the world. He is also a master concert performer, with his solo shows that combine virtuosity, emotion, and humour. He spends much of the year travelling the world, playing in concert halls in Europe, North America, Japan, Asia, and Australasia. He has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum. In 2002, he was appointed MBE “For Services To Jazz Music”.

There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin Simpson is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. Martin has been nominated an astounding 23 times in the eleven years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.

This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.

“Martin Simpson’s performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beauty” Guitar Player

“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable” Pat Metheny.

 

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£12 advance, £14.50 door. 10% discount 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

 

MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER

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

 

This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent. The launch 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

SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA TRAVIATA | MONDAY 17 DECEMBER

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge.

Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

£15 adult  / £10 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 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

SCREENING | NT LIVE: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Duration: 220 minutes

£11 advance / £13.50 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

 

MUSIC | FLEETWOOD BAC | THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: endorsed by Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up.


Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’, Fleetwood Mac fansites, Stevie Nicks’ website; and from audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo. They recently sold out the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

 

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes. Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins. The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick. The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). You can expect to hear all the best songs, including Dreams, Don’t Stop, and Go Your Own Way.

‘Keep up the good work! Much luck.’ Mick Fleetwood

‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’ Bob Brunning, Fleetwood Mac bass player

‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’ Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer

‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’  The Times

 ‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’  The Stage

£16.50 early bird / £19 standard / £21 on the door. 10% off 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