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MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: TERRY QUINNEY PLAYS STAN GETZ | SUNDAY 24 MARCH

This concert is dedicated to the music of multi-Grammy winning Stan Getz, who played with the biggies – Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan.

American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz was known as “the Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Getz won many Grammy awards in his lifetime, including one for his performance of bossa nova hit Desafinado, which is one of the tunes you will hear tonight. A giant of the jazz world, Getz played with the best of his generation, and this evening you will hear music he played with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan.

Saxophonist and composer Terry Quinney has quickly established himself on the British jazz scene since arriving here a few years ago from Canada, As co-leader of the ‘The Sound Of Blue Note’ band he has performed with UK jazz icons such as Nigel Price, Ian Shaw, Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon. Terry has played at the renowned Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, the National Theatre, Johnny Dankworth’s venue the Stables, and numerous jazz clubs in the UK-as has Philip Clouts, who will be accompanying him at the piano.

£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.

 

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS | TUESDAY 26 MARCH

The second outing for our new regular film night — which presents iconic films from the past — features a 1940s satire about a Hollywood film director who longs to make socially relevant dramas.

He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, only to learn the value of creating laughter. Sullivan is a successful, spoiled, and naive director of fluff films, with a heart-o-gold, who decides he wants to make a film about the troubles of the downtrodden poor. Much to the chagrin of his producers, he sets off in tramp’s clothing with a single dime in his pocket to experience poverty first-hand, and gets some reality shock.

Written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

Duration: 90 mins

Certificate 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. Read more here.

 

SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: AN IDEAL HUSBAND | WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

Recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, this is the return of Oscar Wilde’s hugely popular masterpiece. It stars Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Encore Screening 

Running time: 160 minutes
Acts 1 & 2 80 mins
Interval 15 mins
Act 3 & 4 65 mins

£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 | JO HARMAN | THURSDAY 9 MAY

The Mirror called her ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Country Magazine, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’

Regarded as one of Europe’s finest blues singers, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains an independently minded musician.

Jo recently released her second studio album ‘People We Album’ to great reviews. The lead single ‘When We Were Young’ was play-listed on BBC Radio 2 play-listing and made many ‘best of’ lists for 2017.

This summer Jo sang on ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ with Motown song-writing legend Lamont Dozier, the lead single from his ‘Re-imagination’ album, which also features Gregory Porter, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Rumer and other notable international names.

Jo has achieved success at home and abroad, headlining venues and festivals throughout Europe, including Parkpop, in the Hague to 300K. One highlight was performing with Joan Baez at Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ awards.

Rag ‘N Bone said she was ‘one of this country’s finest talents’ and  Michael McDonald urged ‘hearing her cover one of my songs was a spiritual experience’.

With support from Joanna Cooke 

£12.50 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. Read more here.

MUSIC | KRIS DREVER | FRIDAY 10 MAY

This is a concert from the Scottish folkie guitar star of the excellent band Lau

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

For this concert, Kris will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the key songs from his first decade, alongside some new material played live for the first time.

 

“Completely infectious”
BBC Music *****

“Utterly stunning”
fRoots

“Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air”
Songlines

“Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity”
The Guardian ****

With support

£12 advance / £14.50 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 | ROBYN HITCHCOCK | SATURDAY 11 MAY

One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters.

A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as
well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you
can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on
April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as
a “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.”

It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop
this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary
imaginings…” – Rolling Stone

 

£16 advance / £18 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 | NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS | TUESDAY 14 MAY

Sally Field stars in the Arthur Miller play

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£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.

POETRY | HOLLIE MCNISH | THURSDAY 16 MAY

A special show from the Ted Hughes award-winning poet 

 

With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchen, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.

Here, she will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her latest poetry collections.

Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts, transformers and more.

Books will be available to purchase at the event. There will be a book signing afterwards


About the author

Hollie McNish is a published UK poet based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She has two previous poetry collections – Cherry Pie and Papers and an album, Versus, which made her the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London.
In February 2016, Blackfriars published her memoir of poetry and parenthood, Nobody Told Me, with which she won the Ted Hughes award and about which the Scotsman stated ‘The world needs this book’. Her latest poetry collection, Plum, is published by Picador.

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’ Kate Tempest

‘Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings’ Observer

 ‘Wonderful’ Davina McCall

 ‘Will make you laugh and cry with her’ Red Magazine

£12 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. Read more here.

 

FUNDRAISER | IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE | WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

Ian McKellen is appearing in person, on stage at the Marine for a very special fundraiser. Limited tickets are also available for an intimate drinks reception with Sir Ian.

A message from Ian McKellen:

I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.

Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the RSC, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions.

I’m delighted to be making my debut in Lyme Regis as part of the UK tour celebrating my 80th birthday. I’m pleased that all profits will support the youth theatre and help update the Marine’s dressing rooms. See you there, I hope!

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group

Ian McKellen is appearing to raise funds for the Marine. Please join him in his support and become a Theatre Friend here.

 

This event has sold out

Drinks Reception (for Premium ticket holders) 5:45 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Show: Bar opens 6:30 P.M., Starts 7:30 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. Read more here.

MUSIC | THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS | SATURDAY 10 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.

Patrons can contact Lyme Regis Tourist Information on 01297 442138 for parking information – this event is on the same day as Lyme Regis carnival

 

 

 

£18 advance, £20 on the door. 10% for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 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

 

 

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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