Lyme Folk Weekend | 1-3 September 7pm

Folk Fest

Various Show Times & Ticket Prices:


Jim Moray

The Longest Johns

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £15. (Under 16: £10)


Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones

Mitchell & Vincent

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £20. (Under 16: £14)


Steve Knightley

Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets: £18. (Under 16: £12)

Once again Lyme Folk Weekend will bring to the Marine Theatre a fabulous mix of talent, ranging from one of the most innovative contemporary artists to some of the folk world’s legendary names.
Opening the annual festival on Friday September 1 will be Jim Moray, nominated for two awards in this year’s BBC Radio 2 folk awards – for Best Album and Best Original Song.
For 15 years Jim has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way.
His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including his two BBC nominations, and five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines.
Saturday night headliners will be folk legends Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones, who will be presenting songs from their critically acclaimed album About Time, recorded to celebrate their 50 years of music-making together.
McTell and Jones, two distinguished musicians, join forces some 50 years after they first met and played together. Back in 1966 Ralph was just back from playing in Paris and met Wizz in a coffee bar in Croydon, when he was invited by Wizz to go to Cornwall and play guitar with him.
“It was a life-changing move for me and one of the most wonderful summers I have spent,” said McTell. They became life long friends and played together many times.
In the spring of 2015 Ralph called Wizz and suggested they finally do a whole album together. They found themselves once again in Cornwall to make this album, joining a circle of music and friendship started some 50 years earlier. The album is a brilliant blend made up of their old favourites, some traditional arrangements and songs by Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan.
And the Sunday night finale will feature the biggest name on the South West’s folk scene, a solo gig from one half of multiple award-winners Show of Hands, Steve Knightley.
Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. As a solo performer he decided in 2016 to turn his attention to maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales.
He said: ‘As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I‘m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance – I can’t wait!’
As has become the tradition at Lyme Folk Weekend, the headliners will be supported by acts who first appeared on other stages at last summer’s festival – singer-songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore, traditional virtuoso duo Mitchell & Vincent and the Longest Johns, the brilliant shanty group featured on the BBC programme The Choir with Gareth Malone.
Tickets for Lyme Folk Weekend are available online at, by phone from the Marine Theatre box office (01297 442138) or by visiting Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre.

Beyond the Horizon: Richard III | Tuesday 5 September







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Show times: 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12, Schools £8 (TF discount applies)

+£2 on the door

Running time: 2hours plus interval

“Why I can smile, and murder while I smile.”

Beyond The Horizon’s critically-acclaimed Richard III comes to the Marine Theatre as part of their 2017 tour in their spectacular, post-apocalyptic adaptation.

England lies battered and scarred by years of conflict. The families of York and Lancaster have made their peace and are attempting to rebuild what remains of their country. But from the ashes of the recently-ended war, Richard of Gloucester rises to wreak more chaos…

Shakespeare’s Richard III depicts the rapid rise and fall of one of England’s most notorious rulers, through murder, betrayal, and insanity.



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The Swindonian

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Craig Campbell Tour in Easy Tiger Tour | Saturday 9 September 8pm

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £16

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) plus interval

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show ‘Easy Tiger‘ out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour.

Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to screech and howl the night away!

Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin’ and kickin’ litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins, keeping purrs and treadles generous throughout! No rabbits, mice or children and please be kind to our neighbours by not crapping in their gardens on the way home!

“Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure”


“A fantastic yarn weaver, with charming tales of his travels and hugely funny observations” Time Out

“Perfectly observed and hilarious storytelling” Chortle

‘’A whirlwind hour of reflections and ruminations, structured and punctuated by some slick audience interaction” **** The Herald

The Lym Delta Rhythm Kings | Sunday 10 September 8pm

Lym Delta



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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full price £12, Concessions £10 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) incl intervalMulti-instrumentalists Marshall Stapleton and Glenn Ford hail from the further reaches of the Lym Delta, last survivors of the musical traditions once prevalent in those environs. Expect to hear toe-tapping train songs, interesting instrumentals, raucous rockabilly and lots more, all played on the latest instruments hand-crafted by Marshall.  

Aladdinsane – A Tribute to the Late David Bowie | Friday 22 September 8pm




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Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: All tickets £16

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes + interval

David Bowie, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, into the 80’s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane, widely acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute in the UK.


3 Daft Monkeys | Friday 29 September 8pm

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Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £15, Concessions £13 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) with interval

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the
global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey
of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last
summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage,
and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also
performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso
vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal
harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient
and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along
“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2

After Freedom Productions presents I am Rhythm | Saturday 30 September 7.30pm CANCELLED

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Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 55 minutes (approx) 

2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder ‘I Am Rhythm’ takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa. Mesmerising melodies intertwined with an array of traditional and urban dance tell the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa; from tribal Tswana, warrior Zulu, to energetic Gumboot, swinging Kofifi, to urban Pantsula and Sbujwa dance styles.

I am Rhythm by After Freedom NPC is a dance production promoting South Africa’s young street talent. Developed by Morgan Njobo and the cast members, the production premiered at Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance as part of 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The dance show tells a story of Rhythm, the one that runs in the blood and dictates the heartbeat in South Africa. The production includes both tribal and modern music and dance with a strong focus on showcasing the youth culture of South Africa where urban dance and beats set the rhythm for a new generation of Sowetans. Music and dance are combined with storytelling and audio-visual effects to enrich the story of Rhythm. The production was supported by the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Department of Arts and Culture under the South African Presidency Office.

Morgan Njobo, the Artistic Director of After Freedom Productions, explains the vision of the company: ‘The ultimate aim of the production company is to create employment opportunities to talented unprivileged youth from Soweto. Touring ‘I Am Rhythm’ across the UK is to take us closer into creating a sustainable model of improving soft and hard employability skills in the performing arts industry as well as creating and promoting contemporary South African culture defined by new generations.’ As he explains: ‘We promote the rich and varied cultures of South Africa by providing street performers with opportunities to showcase their talent at world stages.’ After Freedom Productions provide opportunities to performers with and without formal education in performing arts. The company promotes South African culture as a developing industry with a great potential to expand on international arts and entertainment markets. 

After Freedom Claire Fleck Photography


5***** – One4Review ”The origins of South African dance, and its evolution, from prehistoric times up to the present day, are joyfully celebrated in this exuberant show.”

4**** – The LIST ”Eight South African song and dance men generate the kind of whole-hearted, full-bodied pleasure that transcends cultural clichés.”

4**** – The Scotsman ”It’s hard to know who wears the bigger smile during I Am Rhythm, the performers or us, as After Freedom Productions build an exuberant, joyful and informative picture of South African dance history.”


Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist| Friday 6th October 8pm

Kerry Godliman


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Full price: £15.00

Concessions: £12.00

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (approx)

Age Recommendation: 14+

‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’ The Guardian

Kerry Godliman is back on tour.  Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children’s teeth?  And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.

‘…A great comic who oozes personality’ Evening Standard

Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Derek and Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital’. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series Carters Get Rich.

Actors of Dionysis, Antigone | Saturday 7 October 7.30pm



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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1hour 20 minutes (no interval) followed by Q&A

Age restriction 14+


A brother condemned to walk forever in the shadow of death.

A family teetering on the brink of catastrophe.

A world where one girl dares to take a stand.

This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy re-imagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

“Let nothing stop you from seeing them” The Times

Reviews of Helen 2016:

“Astonishing and unforgettable… this is a highly, highly recommended production” Fringe Review

“Helen is an inspired piece of theatre meticulously presented”

★★★★ The Argus

Jazz in the Bar| Sunday 8 October 8pm

Charlie Hearnshaw


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On stage in the Marine Bar: 8pm

Full £12.00/ Concessions£10.00

JAZZ IN THE BAR with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts

Enjoy the smooth sounds of our renowned Jazz in the Bar evening with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts.

Charlie plays alto saxophone and also specialises in the clarinet, which will add an extra timbre to the classic jazz tunes and catchy original compositions that he will play accompanied by pianist Philip Clouts, in the intimate surroundings of the Marine Theatre Bar.

Charlie has played, recorded and broadcast with many top jazz musicians from the UK and abroad including Don Weller, Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes and the late great Slim Gaillard.