SCREENING | NT LIVE: MACBETH | THURSDAY 10 MAY

Something wicked this way comes

Macbeth Royal National Theatre London

Macbeth
Royal National Theatre London

 

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny OperaLondon Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young MarxOthello) and Anne-Marie Duff (OilSuffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

 

Please note that Macbeth may contain scenes of a violent nature.

 

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£11 advance / £10 advance Theatre Friends / £12.50 on the door

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 | LYME FOLK REVISITED | FRIDAY 11 MAY

A trio of acts headlined by Ranagri, a quartet bringing a little Celtic touch to this corner of Dorset. Toby Noble and Steve Dagleish will also play at this fundraiser for Lyme Folk Weekend.

Steve Dagleish

 

 

This one-off special show featuring two solo performers who have featured on smaller stages at Lyme Folk Weekend, and a band who are brand new to Lyme Regis.

You may have seen Steve Dagleish in the Pilot Boat or on the Seafront Stage last year. Steve is a superb guitarist and songwriter, and has really impressed us with some captivating live performances.

Also appearing will be Toby Noble, an absolutely outstanding virtuoso guitar player who delighted us at Lyme Folk 2016.

And rounding off a trio of acts are Ranagri, a brilliant four-piece band bringing a little Celtic touch to this corner of Dorset.

As usual, all profits from the fundraiser go to help put on the summer festival, so please come and support what will be a wonderful night of music.

 

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£10 advance & on the door

Bar opens 6:30, 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

 

MUSIC | ELI WEST | THURSDAY 17 MAY

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O’Brien, and Jayme Stone, the Americana and folk singer and instrumentalist oozes understated talent.

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This is an intimate show by one of the most tasteful and innovative of young American musicians: Seattle-based Eli West. Old and new, folk and jazz, vocal and instrumental, odd and accessible, subtle and virtuosic…. it takes great skill and care to make music that sounds this natural.

Eli’s recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator – here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth.

The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn’t have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

‘Making music the world needs’ – Tim O’Brien

‘West is an artist overflowing with ideas and music’ – Green Man Review

‘Eli West is an exceptional singer, guitar player and musician, really deep stuff’ – Martin Simpson

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£10 advance / £9 advance Theatre Friends / £12 on the door.

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 | PERSUASION | FRIDAY 18 MAY & SATURDAY 19 MAY

The Jane Austen classic adapted for stage

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Anne Elliot was young and in love. Engaged to the dashing but poor naval officer, Commander Wentworth, her ambitious family tore them apart. Years later, the tables have turned and a chance encounter could lead Anne towards the true love she has yearned for or a life forever alone. Filled with live music, drama, laughter and romance from a cast of actors and musicians, Theatre6’s Persuasion is not to be missed.

Theatre6’s premiere of Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion, is adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Stephanie Dale and directed by Theatre6’s award winning Kate McGregor.

Lyme Regis famously appears in the book, as the two principal characters holiday here in a dramatic trip. Jane Austen visited twice, and her descriptions in the novel show her love of the town “the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company…are what the stranger’s eye will seek.”

On Theatre6:

“A rewarding, haunting evening” The Telegraph

“A show that boasts a brilliant ensemble” The Guardian

 

 

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£12 advance / £11 advance Theatre Friends / £10 concs. / £14.50 on the door.

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

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 | THE ROYAL WEDDING | SATURDAY 19 MAY

If you haven’t received an invite, you can watch the Royal Wedding live in Lyme on the big screen. Hurrah!

Royal Wedding Screening

Enjoy everything British with strawberries and cream, homemade victoria sponge, cucumber sandwiches, and Pimms at this community screening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Wedding outfits, hats, buttonholes. and corsages are encouraged.

 

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Free, but ticketed.
Starts 10 A.M., wedding noon.

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 | FRANKENSTEIN | TUESDAY 22 MAY

Mary Shelley’s masterpiece is re-imagined to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication.

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Angel rising…

Slowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein translated in a free form modern interpretation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication.  The new play embraces the themes of the human ideal of perfection, identity and modern day politics .

Witness the civilian response to the untamed violence of Angel, the disaffected outlander, whose elemental presence is like a force of nature.

This innovative contemporary reworking of Frankenstein is a collaboration between the much talked about theatre company SISATA and Offie-nominated BAFTA award-winning playwright, John Foster.

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£10 advance / £9 advance Theatre Friends / £8 concs. / £12 on the door.

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

MUSIC: Georgie Fame | Thursday 24 May | Sold out

The jazz and rhythm and blues star opens the Jazz Jurassica Festival in a special concert

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One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame appears in the intimate setting of Marine Theatre.

With a blend of jazz and R&B, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become a true icon of the British music scene.

So far there have been more than twenty albums and fourteen hit singles, including three Top Ten hits: Yeh Yeh, Get Away, and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.  There’s a long list of collaborations with some of music’s most famous names, including Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, amongst many others.

In this special concert, the audience can expect to hear Georgie Fame’s hits, alongside new interpretations of music that has influenced him. The evening will be interspersed with stories and anecdotes from his career.

 

“There’s no point in doing it when Georgie Fame could do it ten times better” – Bill Wyman

“So full of life, energy and bright ideas that it doesn’t seem possible” – The Guardian

 

 

Sold out

Bar opens 7:00 P.M., starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

 

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. Canadian guest 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:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC | JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET | SATURDAY 26 MAY

Acid Jazz legend plays in Lyme

 

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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:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

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.  

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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:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply