MUSIC | SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

A post-roast music session featuring the guitarist from the Pretenders and Paul McCartney’s band

 

This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent, hosted by a headline act. This edition sees Robbie McIntosh playing a special set with Steve Wilson and Jess Upton. 

Jess, Robbie and Steve will be performing some of their collective favourite songs in the intimate environs of  the Marine. Exquisite harmonies, floor-lifting guitar breaks and a welcoming ambience of genuine community spirit: if there’s a lovelier way to herald the dimming of the days, we’ve yet to discover it.

Robbie McIntosh has quietly accumulated a CV which beggars belief, supplying his peerless guitar work for artistes including Tom Jones, Norah Jones and John Mayer.

Steve Wilson has become one of the most well-loved musicians in the South West as the bassist with The Little Green Men and The Guilty Pleasures, besides fronting his own band, Wilson.

Jess Upton has established a gilt-edged reputation with her renowned Soul Band, and a guilt-edged reputation with the hard-partying Guilty Pleasures.

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

Want to play? Apply by email to lym.brian@me.com.

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

Bar opens and starts at 5 P.M.

Standing and unreserved seating

SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST | MONDAY 29 OCTOBER

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini.

Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera.

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.

 

 

£10 under 18s / £15 adults 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.

Duration: 240 minutes

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

SCREENING | ALLELUJAH! | THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Alan Bennett’s celebrated new play is broadcast to the Marine direct from London’s Bridge Theatre

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.
Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

 

Duration: 170 minutes 

Certificate 15

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 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 | RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU | FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Matthew Floyd Jones in the sell-out hit parody of Richard Carpenter

In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun…

The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano.

Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he’s back with a vengeance, only to find out it’s not exactly yesterday once more anymore.

DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.

“Delightfully on the money… This show’s stroke of genius lies in the characterisation of Carpenter… it has the ring of hard truth”
★★★★ The Times

“A uniquely talented performer… meticulously constructed… the bittersweet comedy narrative is priceless”
★★★★ The Stage

“This charming story joyfully waves a flag for those forgotten heroes”
★★★★ The List

“Exceptional… probably the most impressive performance I’ve seen at the Fringe”
★★★★½ Edinburgh Culture Review

“Perfectly rendered parody songs… There is a deep affection at the heart of this… A Superstar”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘You’ll either love it or hate it’  The Daily Mail

 

 

£13 advance / £15.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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

Unreserved seating

Ages 16 and over

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 | NOT: LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER | SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

A laughter-filled parody of the D.H. Lawrence novel

 

Lady Chatterley welcomes home her husband, Clifford, from a war that has left the world in tatters. With Clifford’s legs also in tatters, he arrives at Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair and clutching his secret.

As the couple grow apart Constance falls into a passionate, sexual and curiously experimental affair with estate gamekeeper: Mellors.

There will be long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching drama, plenty of farce and a gentle stroke of innuendo.

 

‘… a hilarious watch, constantly charming and remains true to the spirit of D.H. Lawrence’s work’  **** Ed Fringe Reviews

 

 

£13 advance / £15 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

 

 

THEATRE | WITHERING LOOKS | TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof  ‘Withering Looks’

The classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too!

 Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie and Sue move effortlessly from frock to frock coat.

 Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. LipService recently won the Stage Door Foundation award for Excellence.

“It’s a joy – very very funny”    The Guardian

£12 advance / £14.50 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

CINEMA | THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY | THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Starring Lily James.

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way.  Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. Tom Courtenay and Lily James star in a beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.

Certificate 12A. Duration 121 minutes.

£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

CINEMA | WAR HORSE | FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s bestseller, this screening is part of Lyme Regis Town Council’s programme of events to promote the remembrance of the end of the Great War 100 years ago.

On the outbreak of the First World War, Albert’s beloved horse ‘Joey’ is sold to the Cavalry by his Father. After being sent to France, in a bid to survive, Joey has an unexpected journey across war torn Europe. Albert enlists in the British Army, and is wounded during the Battle of the Somme. Whilst recovering in Hospital, he learns of a Horse, found in no man’s land.

Stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis, Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

 

Duration 146 mins

Cert PG

£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

 

SCREENING | RSC LIVE: TROILUS & CRESSIDA | WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

RSC Live: “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s home town.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida’s uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

Duration: 240 minutes

£11 advance / £13.50 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

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH JAYDE ADAMS | FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Jayde Adams, the winner of the 2014 Funny Women award and 2016 nominee for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, headlines a night of four comedians in this great value night out.

‘The audience are on their feet by the end of The Divine Ms Jayde’ ~ The Guardian

After appearances in 8 out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Gert Lush Christmas with Russell Howard, Sky1’s Sick Note with Nick Frost and Rupert Grint, and Netflix & Channel 5’s Borderline, it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Jayde’s debut year was 2016 where she wrote and performed her first hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and after storming year collecting 6, 5 star reviews and 3, 4 star reviews she was then nominated as Best Newcomer at the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards and at the Chortle Awards, Jayde then performed ’31’ at the West End’s prestigious Soho Theatre, London for 15 dates and it completely sold out! Also in 2017 she was invited to perform at Latitude Festival.

Rich Wilson and Josh Pugh are also on the bill with resident compere Tom Glover.

 

 

Ages 16 and over

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

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

Ages 16 and over

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

 

Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QA.

Box Office (Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre): 01297 442 138. Theatre Office: 01297 442 394.

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