COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH CARL DONELLY | FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Carl’s conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007 among others). He’s the headliner, with Matt Bragg, Matt Stellingwerf, and resident compere Tom Glover.

In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Also nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award in 2013.

Recently, Carl has performed at the biggest comedy festivals in the world (for example Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Sydney Comedy Festival).

Carl has also appeared on Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week,and Russell Howard’s Good News. He is also a regular on radio such as BBC 5 Live’s The Back End of Next Week, and Radio 4’s Loose Ends  as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT.

 

 

“Observational genius”

The Guardian

£8 advance / £10 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

 

SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN | WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY

‘Hilarious’ ~ The Times ★★★★

Directed by Kathy Burke and starring Jennifer Saunders, this is a new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy screened to Lyme Regis

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, and filmed especially for cinemas at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, making her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 20 March 2018

Running time: 130 minutes

Certificate: PG

PRODUCTION

Director Kathy Burke

CAST

Mrs Erlynne Samantha Spiro
Lord Darlington Kevin Bishop
Duchess of Berwick Jennifer Saunders

£5 under 18s advance or on the door. £11 advance / £14 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6 P.M., Starts 7 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

 

 

COMEDY | ROB NEWMAN’S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES | SATURDAY 2 MARCH

A comedy legend brings his new show about philosophy to Lyme Regis

‘A jaunty and refreshingly intelligent show’ ★★★★ ~ The Guardian

Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series, this whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov’s dogs, Jean-Paul Sartre’s mum, T. Rex, and Morrissey. In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?

‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious… a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ ~ The Times

Ages 14 and over

£14 advance / £16.50 on the door

10% off Theatre Friends

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH GLENN MOORE | SATURDAY 23 MARCH

Four comedians, one night: our headliner’s stand-up show – Glengarry Glen Glenn – was one of 2016’s best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Known for his inventive jokes, Glenn Moore has supported Tiff Stevenson, Josie Long and Alun Cochrane and has appeared on Mock The Week. He’s joined by three other comedians on the bill.  Moore was a finalist in the 2011 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award whilst studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield, where he created the sketch comedy duo Thunderbards with Matt Stevens. After graduating, he worked as a newsreader on a number of radio stations, whilst performing both solo. Thunderbards was a finalist in the 2014 NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show.

In October 2017 he joined the Absolute Radio breakfast show as a newsreader and “sidekick”.

He was  nominated for the most prestigious comedy prize in the UK, the Edinburgh Comedy Award, for his show Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It. Moore has written for HuffPost.

£8 advance / £10 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

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. Read more here.

 

SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: AN IDEAL HUSBAND | WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

Recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, this is the return of Oscar Wilde’s hugely popular masterpiece. It stars Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Encore Screening 

Running time: 160 minutes
Acts 1 & 2 80 mins
Interval 15 mins
Act 3 & 4 65 mins

£5 under 18s advance or on the door

£11 advance / £14 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. Read more here.

 

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH CHRIS MCCAUSLAND | SATURDAY 20 APRIL

Chris McCausland is a British stand-up comedian and actor from Liverpool and star of Live At The Apollo. Three other comedians are on the bill in this great value night out, including resident compere Tom Glover.

Chris is blind, has been performing stand-up since 2003, and has long been firmly established at the very top of the UK’s live comedy circuit. He performs all over the country, including regularly at the world famous Comedy Store in the heart of London’s West End.

He has performed all over the world, including India, Singapore, Malaysia, across the Middle East, and throughout Europe.

Between 2005 and 2012, Chris took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival [Reviews], and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for Comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters that also included the BBC, ITV, and Sky.

Chris has appeared on many programmes including Live at the Apollo, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Jimmy Carr’s Celebrity Deal or No Deal
ITV Stand-up Hero, and Unwrapped.

 

£8 advance / £10 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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. Read more here.

COMEDY | COUNT ARTHUR STRONG | SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

The BBC Radio 4 and TV legend brings his new show to the Marine  – ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’  

“Undeniably brilliant” – The Guardian

As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:

Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes.
Packet of ginger nuts.
Don’t lose this shopping list.

“Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville” –  Evening Standard

A message from the Count:

‘Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing! If I wasn’t in the show I’d definitely be in the audience watching myself intently. Laughing and learning in equal measure. Thoroughly happy to pay the admission fee and definitely not asking for a refund. Also not rustling sweet wrappers and fiddling with my sodding telephone with a gormless expression on my face. See you there!’

 

 

£22.50 advance / £26 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

COMEDY | DAVE JOHNS: FROM BYKER TO THE BAFTAS | SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

The lead actor from I Daniel Blake brings his new solo show to the Marine

Dave Johns famously played the lead in I Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed and multi award winning film, which won the much coveted Palme D’or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. For the same role he won a BAFTA. 

As well as an actor, he’s a celebrated comic who has made guest appearances on many television programmes, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of Ten Cats and The Football’s On. Dave is one of the most respected and best loved stand up comics working on the British comedy circuit, and is an accomplished stage actor and improviser.

“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” – The Guardian.

 

 

 

£10 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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. Read more here.