MUSIC | THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS | SATURDAY 11 AUGUST

If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band – the leading UK’s leading celebration of the sixties superstars.

Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show fans do not want to miss.

The performers of this show, the Beach Boyz Tribute Band, deliver authentic harmonies that will take your breath away.

Fans will hear the best selection of chart hits that America’s biggest ever pop band recorded including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Surfin’ USA, and California Girls. This production is performed with technical excellence that will impress you, with a vocal performance of the highest quality.

Come join the fun and ride the wave of nostalgia that will sweep you from surf and sun, to hit after hit.

 

 

 

£17 advance, £19.50 on the door. 10% for Theatre Friends.

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

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

 

 

CINEMA | ON CHESIL BEACH | SUNDAY 12 AUGUST

Set in Dorset and adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres on a young couple from contrasting backgrounds in the summer of 1962.

Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and societal pressure, leading up to their wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

 

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

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

Duration 110 minutes, certificate 15.

Seated

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

THEATRE | MARINE YOUNG COMPANY SUMMER SCHOOL | MONDAY 13 AUGUST – FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

In collaboration with the Northcott Theatre, we are offering an opportunity for 15 talented young people to make challenging theatre in a professional setting.

It’s a 5 day course for 11 to 15 year olds, culminating with a performance. Students will be spending a fun, practical week creating their own piece of theatre from scratch. They will devise the work as a ‘company’ and it will be centred on the life of the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning – a key figure in local history.

Previous experience of acting is not required, but desire and commitment are compulsory.

The sessions will be delivered by experienced drama tutor and Northcott team member Lizzie Hedden.

JOIN THE MARINE YOUNG COMPANY AND EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY!

Places can be secured with a 25% deposit.

Payment and booking 01297 442394.

10 A.M. – 4 P.M. daily

£120

SCREENING | GLYNDEBOURNE: VANESSA | TUESDAY 14 AUGUST

Samuel Barber’s Vanessa broadcast live from Glyndebourne

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A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.

 

An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.

 

Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.

 

Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.

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

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 6.30P.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 | EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE | FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

‘This fizzling musical is a blast of fresh air’ ~ The Times 

 

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Once upon a time, there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell…

So, he approached a documentary filmmaker as you do, and asked if they would help him tell it. The resulting documentary was seen by a theatre director and it inspired him to create a musical. A producing regional theatre backed him. He then bumped into a famous musical theatre star who introduced him to a well-known pop composer who was working with a lyricist and book writer. The theatre put on the production. A major producer saw it and offered them a West End theatre.

The play was Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.

 

 

£11 advance / £12.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:00 P.M., starts 7:00 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

MUSIC | ABBA FOREVER | SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

With recent news of a possible reunion and the release of the Mama Mia film this Summer, there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the seventies pop group. 

From Super Trouper to Dancing Queen, expect all the hits from this acclaimed live band – known as one of the most-authentic tributes in the country.

The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show.  

The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony by all six performers on stage. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an all live performance ensures that the ABBA Forever Show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.

 

 

£21 advance / £24 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

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

Seated

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH DAVE JOHNS | SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

Four comics perform in this great value night, headlined by the lead actor from I Daniel Blake

This evening is headlined by the lead actor from 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.

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.

Bridport comedian Tom Glover hosts and there’s support from Dan Thomas and Karen Bayley.

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

 

 

 

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

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

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

CINEMA | NOTHING LIKE A DAME | MONDAY 27 AUGUST

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century.

Together, they are 342 years old. They are in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever,caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old… and unbelievably young.

Special friends, special women and special dames – and this special film is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hang out with them all, at the same table, at the same time, and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of astonishing archive.

Duration 84 minutes, certificate 12A

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

TALK AND CINEMA | POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% | THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

A screening and Q&A with director David Wilkinson and writer Emlyn Price.

Chaired by Anthea Simmons, Devon For Europe

This is film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK’s EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that they believe it was far from a landslide victory and just why they are fighting to stay part of the EU.

Starring Patrick Stewart, Miriam Margolyes and Bob Geldof .

Duration 114 minutes, certificate PG

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

 

 

MUSIC | NINEBARROW & FRIENDS | FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

Part of Lyme Folk Weekend, the multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, will perform along with three of their own favourite acts – the brilliant Dorset trio Kadia, virtuoso guitarist Will McNicol, and superb a capella group The Teacups.

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way.

In 2017, the duo were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career.

Named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, their first release While the Blackthorn Burns was voted FATEA Magazine’s Best Debut Album of 2014, while their last album Releasing the Leaves (2016) saw a volley of critical acclaim including five-star reviews in Maverick and EDS Magazine as well as Best Duo nominations in the FATEA and Folking.com Awards.

Ninebarrow have continued this upwards trajectory with their new record, The Waters and the Wild. The 11-track album highlights how their inspired songwriting is ever evolving and displays the duo’s incredible vocal harmonies through original songs mixed with innovative arrangements of folk standards, all wrapped in lush, sensitive arrangements and flawless musicianship. Awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, the album has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. In June 2018, the album reached Number 2 in Amazon’s Folk Best-Seller chart.

It is the multi-award-winning duo’s modern and inventive take on the folk tradition that seems to be captivating audiences across the country.  Not only exceptional singers and musicians, they are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. A live session on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show, described by presenter Mark Radcliffe as ’immaculate’, has lead to a string of sell-out shows across the UK.

Engaging, charismatic and humorous – Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. See them live, and you’ll quickly understand why.

‘Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.’ The Telegraph.

Toby Noble is warming up.

£18 advance and on the door.

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