Keith James ~ The Songs of Nick Drake | Friday 17 November

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Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure.

At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

 ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

 

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Show time: 8pm

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Running time: 2 hours + interval 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Allen: Absolutely | Saturday 18 November 8pm

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Showtime: 8pm

All tickets: £12.00

Running time: 1hour 30mins (approx)

Age recommendation 14+

 

‘Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous’ The Telegraph

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.

‘riotous stuff, perfectly delivered’ ★★★★ Scotsman

In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!

  • ‘The camply refined comic’s Afternoon Tea chat show was a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh festival, so it’s great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognised’The Independent

Jazz Brunch with Polly Josephine | Sunday 19 November 11am

Polly Josephine

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Doors open: 11am

All Tickets: £17 including Hot Brunch & Coffee/Tea

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Polly Josephine evokes the emotion and dynamism of the great blues and jazz singers and the euphoria of soul and gospel. She brings alive the sophisticated lyrics of the likes of Cole Porter as sung in the smooth jazz tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the intense atmosphere of Nina Simone and the sheer joy of Etta James and Aretha Franklin’s soul! With a mixture of the best 1930’s and 40’s sultry jazz, uplifting 60’s soul and moody blues, she transmits her own depth of feeling and excitement to the audience through the music she loves, with stylish piano accompaniment from Philip Clouts.

“Polly transports the audience to the smoky Jazz club atmosphere with her rich, chocolaty voice and relaxed performance. She hits every note with ease and makes it all seem effortless, which is a mark of a great talent.” Scott Haynes, Music in Oxford

Lyme Literary: Patrick Barkham at the Marine

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The Marine is pleased to announce a new event called Lyme Literary – a series of talks inspired by books.

In the first – based on his book Islander – Patrick Barkham travels from island to island in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, he discovers what it is to be an islander.  Some islands, like Ray Island in Essex are abandoned and mysterious places haunted by myths, ghosts and rats. There are resurgent islands such as Eigg, which have been liberated from capricious owner-dictators; holy islands like Bardsey, the resting place of 20,000 saints, and still a site of spiritual questing; and dying islands such as St Kilda, famed for the evacuation of its people, and now dominated by wild sheep and seabirds.

Along the way, he uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, meets a host of curious characters and native species, and explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain.

Patrick Barkham is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of The Butterfly IslesBadgerlands and Coastlines.

‘Patrick has joined the nature writers’ First Division’ The Times

‘A must-read for all Britain’s naturalists’ Chris Packham

‘A vivid, adept, unapologetic voice’ Richard Mabey, The Guardian

 

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Lyme Literary: Patrick Barkham at The Marine

Tuesday 21 November

6:30pm

Tickets £6 from the marinetheatre.com, serendip bookshop and the TIC.

Booking fee may apply

Gail’s Story Boat Hootenanny | Sunday 19 November

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Gail McGarva’s Story Boat warmly invites you to a hootenanny on Sunday 19 November from 1pm onwards. This informal gathering of singers and musicians will be performing songs of the sea inside the Story Boat along from the Marine Theatre on Theatre Square.  If you have songs of the sea you would like to sing or play, it would be wonderful to hear them resonating from the Story Boat. Or just come along, listen and share a lovely afternoon with kindred spirits.  Spread the word, all are welcome.

This is a free event at 1pm

Strange Face – Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording | Thursday 23 November 8pm

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Strange Face is a spoken word one-man show about a lost Nick Drake recording.

It tells the extraordinary story of how one man shared a recording no one knew existed, after a chance finding of a recording in a skip.

Since his tragic death in the mid seventies, Nick Drake’s haunting music has influenced countless artists – including Paul Weller, Kate Bush & Radiohead. But how has the discovery of a previously unheard recording touched the lives of a very special group of people: the lucky few, who were chosen to hear it?

Strange Face Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording is the story of a discovered tape, a lost Nick Drake recording and how the man who found it chose to share it in an extraordinary way. Humorous and poignant  ‘Strange Face’ celebrates life, coincidences and the legacy of singer songwriter Nick Drake.

“Funny, surprising, heart-warming and a right riveting story” **** The Scotsman

One man’s moving, funny journey around Britain with a Lost Nick Drake Recording that’ll make you laugh and cry” Times top pick of the fringe, The Times 

“Mischievous red herrings and occasional gentle teasing, Burdett delivers a lovely, warming tale”  **** Glasgow Herald 

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Show time: 8pm

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

Running time: 2 hours including interval 

 

Money For Nothing – the Music of Dire Straits | Friday 24 November 8pm

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Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The energy and musicianship of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.

“Undoubtedly the best Dire Straits tribute in Europe”

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £16 in advance, £18 OTD

Running time: 2 hours including interval 

Ben Waters Band | Thursday 30 November

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Ben Waters is one of the world’s best loved Boogie Woogie and Blues pianists, and plays with the Rolling Stones and Jools Holland. Appearing at the Sydney Opera House next year, Ben brings some of the world’s most talented musicians to the Marine Theatre to play some foot-tapping Rock ‘n Roll, boogie woogie and blues.

It’s just been announced that Ben will be playing at Ronnie Scott’s legendary club next year for a string of shows ~ this concert will be a special preview.

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Show time: 8pm

All Tickets: £18

Running time: 2 hours

 

Angelos & Barry: The New Power Generation | Friday 1 December 7.30pm

Angelos & Barry

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Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £16, Concessions £14

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with interval 

Are you lost? Is your soul knackered? Are you disillusioned with the current state of things? If you answered yes to one of these then why not come along to see Angelos and Barry in The New Power Generation?

They will identify your weaknesses, expose them in front of everyone and then cure you 100% from whatever rubbish you might have. Like therapists and Gods rolled into one. Nothing is too much for them. They will show you how they did it, and then will show you what to do! Throw away your self-help books and join The New Power Generation for a guaranteed life transformation*.

*Life transformations do occur regularly, but if it doesn’t work for you, it’s got nothing to do with them, it’s very much your fault. No refunds.

“Comedy pals’ barmy banter is a puerile delight.” The Guardian

Skinner (Angelos) and Alex Lowe (Barry) leave their dignity at the door…  A ramshackle hour of quirky laughs.”  Evening Standard

“They are an extension of a rich comic tradition, offering a generous handful of hilarious moments in this show.” Chortle

Stompin’ Dave and Sam Kelly | Saturday 2 December 8pm

Stompin Dave

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Show Time: 8pm

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Running time: 2 hours

 

Stompin’ Dave teams up with award winning drummer Sam Kelly for a feast of blues and boogie. Stompin’ Dave is a former member of The Producers, while Sam has recorded with the likes of Ruby Turner and Gary Moore.