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SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE | WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY

This is a screening of the classic Wilde play that was shown at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. 

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

Olivier Award-winner Eve Best and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid stars in this new production of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and witty comedy, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and classically staged at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

‘[a] spirited and splendidly cast revival’ ~ The Independent

£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.

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 | I’M NOT RUNNING | THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

This is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to the Marine.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

£5 under 18s advance or on the door

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 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. Read more here.

SCREENING MET OPERA: CARMEN MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production, broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo – bass Alexander Vinogradov.

Encore Screening.

Duration: 201 minutes including interval.

£5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

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.

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:

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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.

 

 

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.

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:

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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.

 

SCREENING | RSC LIVE: AS YOU LIKE IT | WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL

‘Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.’ Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is broadcast live from Stratford

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

 

£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:

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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.

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:

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Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND | THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

Experience the play in the Marine, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Duration: 170 minutes approximately.

£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.

 

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