SCREENING | RSC LIVE: ROMEO & JULIET | WEDNESDAY 18 JULY

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

 

‘Wonderfully fresh version has is something rare and precious…an urgent sense that this matters here and now, that young hearts and lives, rather than just iambic pentameters, are at stake.’

EVENING STANDARD

★★★★

‘This must be the most fleet-footed account of Romeo and Juliet since West Side Story. Erica Whyman has done something bold, which is incorporate into the company a handful of pupils from schools across the country; their freshness rubs off onto the rest of the cast.’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★

‘Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare’s tragedy’

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★

‘Fresh and engaging’

THE STAGE

 

 

 

£11 advance / £12.50 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

 

MUSIC | THE FUNK & SOUL SHOW WITH THE LBJBS | FRIDAY 20 JULY

Expect a great atmosphere, a selection of the best soul and funk music from the last 40 years.

 

The night will feature two headline sets from the Bristol-based supergroup the LBJBs. They celebrate the music of the JBs, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, and Sly and the Family Stone. The LBJBs formed in late 2014 and formed the house band at The Leftbank, the uber-cool Bristol venue, where they now host the hugely popular Thursday jam. Playing heavy funk tunes with their own twist, their high energy performances have secured them performances with heavyweights on the funk scene such as Craig Charles.

DJ Heavy Stylus plays funk, soul, and breaks selected from his enviable catalogue of records. An explosive amalgamation of Jamaican roots, hip hop beats, heavy soul breaks and blaxploitation ghetto-funk, he’s resident DJ at The Angel in Exeter, and has played at festivals such as Aeon.

£6 advance / £8 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.

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Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

COMEDY | ADELE IS YOUNGER THAN US | SATURDAY 21 JULY

Winner of the Musical Comedy Awards 2018 and VAULT Comedy Award 2017

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Adele Is Younger Than Us is the culmination of years of optimistic frustration wedged into an hour of musical stand-up. Watch as Sally and Rhiannon emerge from the cocoon of long and painful adolescence into the world of womanhood, only to realise they weren’t Adele-like butterflies at all. They were moths. Stiff and Kitsch will take you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of love, with all the heartbreak but none of the Grammys like Adele. You’ve all been there, that shattering realisation that you are not a multi award winning, global record breaking pop superstar – and not only that, but you’re also actually older than Adele.

Join them in their attempt to find a man, fall in love and Set Fire To The Rain*

*Disclaimer: They won’t be able to, they’re not Adele.

 

★★★★★ The songs…are hysterical and brilliantly written – West End Wilma

★★★★★ Guaranteed to put a smile on your face – Broadway World

★★★★ A heart warming show – Ed Fest Mag

★★★★ A slick, polished and accomplished performance delivered with verve…A real gem of a show – Edinburgh 49

 

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£12 advance, £11 advance Theatre Friends, £10 advance concessions, £14.50 on the door.

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

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CINEMA | A WRINKLE IN TIME | SUNDAY 22 JULY

This is a science fiction adventure for the family starring Oprah Winfrey.

Storm Reid plays Meg Murry in ‘A Wrinkle In Time.’

Directed by Ava Duverney, with a glittering cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine, this family film is an epic adventure through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides. We discover the strength comes from individuality and that the best way to triumph fear is to travel by one’s own light.

 

 

Duration 109 minutes, certificate PG

£4 advance / £6 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 2 P.M., starts 3 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

 

SCREENING | GLYNDEBOURNE: SAUL | THURSDAY 26 JULY

George Frideric Handel’s Saul, which was recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015

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David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart. Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuoso potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.

Barrie Kosky’s blazing original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.

‘This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.

Also on screen this summer: the world-renowned tale of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly (live) and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.

 

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£12 advance /  £14.50 on the door. 10% off Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 5:30 P.M., starts 6:30 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 | OASISS | FRIDAY 27 JULY

The most authentic Oasis tribute act. 

Oasiss is the UK’s leading celebration of the nineties Britpop legends. Let’s Roll With It with:

-Bri: Leed Vocals (Liam Gallagher)
-Lee: Lead Guitar, Backing Box (Noel Gallagher)
-Robin: Rhythm Guitar
-Chip: Bass Guitar
-Karl: Drums

They have been perfecting their set and looking at every detail to give their audience the feel of being as close to the real thing as possible. Bri has been performing in character (Liam Gallagher) with other Oasis Tribute Acts to gain experience. Bri and Lee, a team of old friends teamed up to put an homage to the 90s Rock ‘n’ Roll heroes.

With support from 90s DJs playing the best Britpop and Britrock anthems.

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

Bar opens and starts 7.30 P.M.

Unreserved standing

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC | DR FEELGOOD | FRIDAY 3 AUGUST

Britain’s best loved R&B band was formed in 1971, and is known for songs such as She Does it Right, Roxette, and Milk and Alcohol, which reached the top ten.

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. Their energetic live performances secured them a following on the seventies London pub rock circuit.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Milk and Alcohol, Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.

The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years. Vocalist Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) is the most recent addition – joining in 1999 after the tragic death of Lee Brilleaux. The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World and enjoy a loyal following at home and abroad.

“From Bill Drummond to Bob Geldof, Paul Weller to Joe Strummer, many have testified to the quartet’s transformative effect.” – The Guardian.

Support from poet Mike Garry and local music duo Grace Gillan and Jake Miller.

MIKE GARRY

Mike Garry’s gritty poems won him a collaboration with New Order in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2014. His work has been championed by Philip Glass,  having worked with him since 2014 at concerts in U.S.A and Europe. His Ode To St. Anthony, a poem dedicated to the Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, put to classical music by the composer Joe Duddell to great success.  Mike has toured with John Cooper Clarke since 2011 opening shows for him in the UK, Ireland and The United States.

GRACE GILLAN AND JAKE MILLER

Former lead singer of Papa Le Gal, Grace Gillan now works with the soul group Hot Java and reggae guitarist Jake Miller.

 

£16.50 advance / £19 on the door. 10% off Theatre Friends.

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

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Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

 

MUSIC | DJ YODA | SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

special warm-up show before Bestival for the multi-award-winning hip-hop DJ and producer, who headlines festivals and clubs around the world.  

 

No typical club DJ, his interests lie in finding fresh and unique ways to bring turntables out of the club and getting involved in bespoke collaborations. Working with classical composers to neuroscientists; brass bands to film directors; Dr Dre to Dame Evelyn Glennie; Banksy to Mark Ronson; BBC Radio 4 to the BFI, he reinvigorates his craft with wry invention and humorous intent.

Internationally respected for his turntablism, he was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural Beats 1 show for Apple Music in 2015, and was one of a select band of artists to perform at Banksy’s pop-up Bemusement Park, Dismaland.

His eclectic series of How to Cut & Paste mixtapes offer a uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture. DJ Yoda pioneered a new form of audio-visual entertainment, unifying hands-in-the-air clubbing with a night at the movies, chopping and splicing classic movies with the same exceptional style that he repurposes music samples. One of the first DJs to master the art of re-scoring classic films, in 2014 he was commissioned to create DJ Yoda Goes to the Sci-Fi Movies as part of the BFI’s Sonic Cinema event. BBC Radio 6 Music gave him the platform to make history with the world’s first audio-visual radio mix, and, as part of their BBC Music Day, Radio 4 invited Yoda to mash-up the entire station, remixing The Archers, The Shipping Forecast, John Humphries and more in one of his most sublime and surreal adventures yet.

 

Ever pushing the boundaries of live audio-visual performance his latest journey into popular culture – DJ Yoda: A History of Gaming – premiered at the London Film Festival on the UK’s largest screen at the prestigious IMAX, charting best loved and most fondly remembered games from the early 1980s to the present.

 

£15 advance / £18 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.

Standing

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

 

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR WITH ELAINE DAVIES | SUNDAY 5 AUGUST

This is a special of our regular jazz night celebrating the best from “Great American Songbook” ~ the location is special: in our bar overlooking Lyme Bay

 

Vocalist Elaine Davies is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, flute and clarinet. She has appeared many times on television with the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. She played in the Algy Davies Quartet, supporting many national jazz musicians. Elaine is the musical director of two Plymouth-based big bands and leads her own quartet.

 

 

£8 advance / £12 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

MUSIC | BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND | FRIDAY 10 AUGUST

Join us as we take you back to the era of peace, protest & love with uniquely arranged classic songs of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Joan Baez. 


Andante Live presents “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, with 16 instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music.
When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were a- changin’…”

 

£10 advance, £12.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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