THEATRE | QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE | THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

The hit solo play exploring the life of an icon

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century.
Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.
This much-acclaimed solo play, fresh from a UK tour and off-West End season, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.
Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self…no matter what they say.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant. ★★★★ Time Out
A masterclass. ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Stage

 

£14 advance / £16 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 | 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:

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.

 

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: JAZZ GOES TO HOLLYWOOD | SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Singer Heather Wensley guests in this special concert exploring Hollywood’s favourite jazz tunes

 

Many classic jazz songs have been featured in Hollywood films and Broadway shows. This concert is a chance to soak up some of the glamour, while in our lovely bar overlooking Lyme Bay. Expect tunes like ‘Get Happy’ as originally performed by Judy Garland, and ‘I’ve got the World on a String’ as sung by Frank Sinatra.

Your guide will be vocalist Heather Wensley, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano. After graduating in music performance in Manchester, Heather’s reputation as a vocalist has gone from strength to strength, delighting audiences. Heather’s influenced by artists as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Chaka Khan,  but has developed her own unique and unforgettable singing style.

Heather’s career has taken her all over the UK and abroad performing for festivals, arts centres, and private clients including Jasper Conran, and Harvey Nichols. She also performs as a guest with the popular ‘Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra’, which features some of the top musicians in the UK.

 

 

£8 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.

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:

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.

 

 

MUSIC | FLEETWOOD BAC | THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: endorsed by Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up.


Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’, Fleetwood Mac fansites, Stevie Nicks’ website; and from audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo. They recently sold out the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

 

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes. Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins. The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick. The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). You can expect to hear all the best songs, including Dreams, Don’t Stop, and Go Your Own Way.

‘Keep up the good work! Much luck.’ Mick Fleetwood

‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’ Bob Brunning, Fleetwood Mac bass player

‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’ Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer

‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’  The Times

 ‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’  The Stage

£16.50 early bird / £19 standard / £21 on the door. 10% off Theatre Friends (for standard and on the door).

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

Seated

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

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:

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 | MET OPERA: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT | MONDAY 4 MARCH

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. This is an opera event broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.

 

The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

£15 adult  / £5 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 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.

MUSIC | AMY MAYES WITH ROBBIE MCINTOSH BAND | SATURDAY 9 MARCH

Amy sings regularly with blues musician Ben Waters. In this concert she sings with Robbie McIntosh’s Band – he’s Paul McCartney’s guitarist. She recently performed at his Chuck Berry concert at Ronnie Scott’s, being joined on stage by Ronnie Wood and Johnny Depp.

 

Robbie McIntosh has quietly accumulated a CV which beggars belief, supplying his peerless guitar work to Tom Jones, Norah Jones, and John Mayer, but most famously as Paul McCartney’s guitarist. Expect classic soul and blues, alongside original numbers. Amy has recently been signed to WHM Music and has released her debut E.P called simply ‘An Introduction’. Tracks feature the brilliant guitar virtuoso Robbie McIntosh, and the equally brilliant Boogie Woogie pianist Ben Waters, plus her incredible band. After graduating from the prestigious Leeds College of Music in 1999, she studied under the jazz vocalist Tina May and sang in the Duke Ellington Repertoire Orchestra.

With support

£8 in advance / £10 on the door

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.

 

MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 10 MARCH

A free entry post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb 

 

This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent. It is hosted by Street & Matthews, an acoustic duo who are one half of popular local band DeltaTango7. They play a selection of blues and classic songs, and will be presenting a line-up of other local surprise guests.

Come down after your Sunday Lunch and enjoy a pint of local brew and read the papers while listening to some charming acts.

If you’d like to play please email a link of some live footage to marketing@marinetheatre.com

Free entry, no tickets (donations to musicians gratefully received).

Bar opens and starts at 3 P.M.

Standing and unreserved seating

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: BLADE RUNNER | TUESDAY 12 MARCH

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford: a blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth.

This is the first of our new regular event, Tuesday Night at the Movies, showing iconic feature films from the past which you may have missed first time round or are dying to see again on a big screen.

In the 21st century, a corporation develops human clones to be used as slaves in colonies outside the Earth, identified as replicants. In 2019, a former police officer is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of clones living undercover in Los Angeles.

Shown in the Scott-approved Final Cut version, it’s a visually remarkable and achingly human sci-fi masterpiece, set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019 – note the year.

Duration: 117 minutes

Certificate 15

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

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. Read more here.