COMEDY: Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Angela Barnes and guests | Saturday 20 January

Lyme Regis Comedy Club moves to the Marine from  The Pilot Boat Inn.

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Local comedian Tom Glover is the regular compere, alongside three other acts performing on rotation in a comedy club style

This month Angela Barnes headlines with support from Jake Lambert  and Matt Rees.

Angela Barnes – Angela Barnes has been catapulted onto every television and radio show worth speaking about, including Stand Up For The Week, BBC 2’s Mock The Week,  BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News and Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Angela is one of the hardest working acts in comedy and packs her set full of brilliantly crafted jokes bringing non stop laughs from start to finish.

“Brilliantly funny’ – Sarah Millican

“Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?” –  The Evening Standard

Jake Lambert – An online sensation on Twitter (@littlelostlad), Jake now has a live set to rival his online output. There are witty stories filled with clever one liners, and snappy asides. Jake is ascending the comedy ladder, with recent tour support slots for both Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett.

“Brilliant one-liners” Chortle.

Matt Rees – Multi-award winning Welsh comedian Matt Rees has a unique brand of well-crafted gags and laconic delivery that have established him as a circuit favourite since bursting onto the UK scene in 2011.

The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Welsh Unsigned Stand-Up Award, and the Chortle Best Newcomer award in 2012. Matt has supported Welsh comedy superstar Elis James on tour and also performed as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“a properly original comedy mind” The Guardian



“A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent” Metro


 

 

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COMEDY: Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Angela Barnes and guests

£8 advance, £10 on the door

Doors open at 1930

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Seating is unallocated

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

TALK: In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein | Thursday 25 January

Lyme Literary presents a special event to coincide with Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

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This is a talk by Fiona Sampson on her new book ‘In Search of Mary Shelley’, which marks the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. In January, the publication is Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

Mary Shelley’s dramatic life story is well known. But who was the woman who lived it? In this event Fiona Sampson sifts through the evidence, followed by audience questions.

Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe. She coped with debt, infidelity and the deaths of three children, before early widowhood changed her life forever. Most astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes.

Fiona Sampson uncovers a complex, generous character – friend, intellectual, lover and mother – trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing at a time when to be a woman writer was an extraordinary and costly anomaly.

About Fiona

Fiona Sampson is a prize-winning poet and writer. She has been published in more than thirty languages and received an MBE for services to literature. A Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, and the recipient of a number of national and international honours for her poetry, she has worked as an editor, translator, and university professor as well as a violinist.

Praise for Fiona Sampson:

“Vigorous and valuable … encouraging, enthusiastic, knowledgeable” Spectator

“Engaging … invites readers to read more, and to read carefully” Independent

“This lovely, hopeful book is a celebration of the richness and variety in British Poetry right now” Glasgow Herald

 

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TALK: Lyme Literary presents In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

£4 advance, £6 on the door

Doors open at 1900

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Seating is unallocated

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

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe | Friday 26 January

Nationally acclaimed musicians celebrate the great blues singer Bessie Smith in a narrated music show.

 

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Bessie Smith (1894 –  1937) was an American blues singer. Known as the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. In this show, Bessie Smith (played by Julia Titus) and her band, perform alongside narration. It features authentic music from the era, including many of Bessie’s songs.

Bessie’s Blues troupe is made up from internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, with a special horn section.  The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.

Bessie Smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.

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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe

£6 advance, £8 on the door

Doors open at 1930

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Seating is unallocated

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

MUSIC: Jazz In The Bar – Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts | Sunday 28 January

Jazz pianist Philip Clouts presents the next in his series of intimate gigs in our atmospheric bar.
Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts

Saxophonist Andy Williamson is known for his repertoire of somewhat risqué old blues songs. He’s played with the Big Buzzard Boogie Band on BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4. He has also performed with Tom Robinson, Suggs, and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, and even at Buckingham Palace.

 

For tickets call our Box Office 01297 442138 between 10am & 3pm

 

MUSIC: Jazz In The Bar – Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts

£8 advance, £12 on the door

Doors open at 19:00

Seating and Standing

Seating is unallocated

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

MUSIC: Teddy Thompson | Wednesday 31 January **SOLD OUT

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently attracted critical praise. His music is part folk and part pop. The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” Teddy released his first, self-titled album in 2000.

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In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced.

In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared “one of this year’s best” by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK’s pop charts. A fifth album, Bella, was released February 2011 to much acclaim and led to touring the world with Elton John.

 

In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi page, in depth piece from The New York Times.

This is an unusual opportunity to hear Teddy Thompson perform in a small venue. 

Support comes from Jess McAllister who plays free-spirited, nostalgic folk, rock and pop. Switching between electric guitar, banjo and piano, her vocals “leap from fragility to soaring strength that will send all your hairs heavenwards” (FRUK)

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Teddy Thompson

Wednesday 31 January 2018, doors open at 7:30 P.M.

£15 advance / £17 on the door (TF discount applies)

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

FILM: Dunkirk | Friday 2 February

A chance to catch one of 2017’s greatest film at a great price.

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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbour in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues.

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Cert 12A

£4 advance, £6 on the door (subject to availability)

Doors open 7:30 P.M.

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Seating is unallocated

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

MUSIC: Reggae Night with Gringo Ska and Ska Au Go Go | Saturday 3 February

This is the launch of a new event at the Marine – a Reggae Night with live music and DJs.

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It’s headlined by Gringo Ska, a group that plays authentic early reggae, rocksteady, and ska.

The band is a South-West favourite, hailing from Bristol. Gringo Ska was The Independent’s pick of Glastonbury Festival: “Their smiley, happy ska replete with soaring flute jamming alongside sax was the perfect lunchtime fodder. A smiling crowd made up of everyone from first-time festival teenagers to be-rucksacked pensioners gave them a glorious and fitting reception”.

Jamaican Red Stripe £2.50

Guest reggae DJ Ska Au Go Go plays in to the night

 

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MUSIC: Reggae Night with Gringo Ska and Ska Au Go Go

Age restriction: 18+

£6 advance, £8 on the door

Doors open 7:30 P.M. until midnight

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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

MUSIC: 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 charismatic performer, Maggie Reeday combines jazz standards with soulful, Latin and blues material. She’s appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, London’s Jazz Cafe, and has even performed for royalty.

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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Doors open at: 6:30 P.M.

Supper: 7-8 P.M.

Music: 8 P.M. onwards

Ends: 10 P.M.

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

 

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RSC LIVE: Twelfth Night | Wednesday 14 February

A live RSC screening

‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house,
And all the brothers too.’

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Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.

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RSC Live: Twelfth Night £11 Advance, £12.50 on the door

Cert 12A

Doors open at 6 P.M.

Performance starts at 7 P.M.

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Seating is not allocated

Tickets are available from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres.

Booking hotline: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply

CHILDREN’S EVENT: The Jungle Book Arts and Craft Workshop | Thursday 15 February – SOLD OUT

Send the little ones along to enjoy some children’s art workshops related to themes and characters in Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, led by local artist Jessame Coulson.

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This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided.

Jessame will be exploring themes from the Jungle Book: animals, nature, jazz, and dance. Children can enjoy a mixture of expressive, messy based artwork and craft activities like mask and animal making inspired by the well-known characters from the book and films. Jessame will also lead some games.

Ticket includes materials. Parents will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form when dropping off with any allergies or special needs specified.

Children can bring their creations to the film screening on the following day.

 

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CHILDREN’S EVENT: The Jungle Book Arts and Craft Workshop  

£6 advance, £8 on the door

Ages 4-9

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 

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