Aladdinsane – A Tribute to the Late David Bowie | Friday 22 September 8pm

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Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes + interval

David Bowie, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, into the 80’s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane, widely acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute in the UK.

 

3 Daft Monkeys | Friday 29 September 8pm

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Tickets: Full Price £15, Concessions £13 (TF discount applies)

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) with interval

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the
global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey
of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last
summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage,
and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also
performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso
vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal
harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient
and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along
chorus.
“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2

After Freedom Productions presents I am Rhythm | Saturday 30 September 7.30pm

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Show Time: 7.30pm

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Running time: 55 minutes (approx) 

2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder ‘I Am Rhythm’ takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa. Mesmerising melodies intertwined with an array of traditional and urban dance tell the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa; from tribal Tswana, warrior Zulu, to energetic Gumboot, swinging Kofifi, to urban Pantsula and Sbujwa dance styles.

I am Rhythm by After Freedom NPC is a dance production promoting South Africa’s young street talent. Developed by Morgan Njobo and the cast members, the production premiered at Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance as part of 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The dance show tells a story of Rhythm, the one that runs in the blood and dictates the heartbeat in South Africa. The production includes both tribal and modern music and dance with a strong focus on showcasing the youth culture of South Africa where urban dance and beats set the rhythm for a new generation of Sowetans. Music and dance are combined with storytelling and audio-visual effects to enrich the story of Rhythm. The production was supported by the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Department of Arts and Culture under the South African Presidency Office.

Morgan Njobo, the Artistic Director of After Freedom Productions, explains the vision of the company: ‘The ultimate aim of the production company is to create employment opportunities to talented unprivileged youth from Soweto. Touring ‘I Am Rhythm’ across the UK is to take us closer into creating a sustainable model of improving soft and hard employability skills in the performing arts industry as well as creating and promoting contemporary South African culture defined by new generations.’ As he explains: ‘We promote the rich and varied cultures of South Africa by providing street performers with opportunities to showcase their talent at world stages.’ After Freedom Productions provide opportunities to performers with and without formal education in performing arts. The company promotes South African culture as a developing industry with a great potential to expand on international arts and entertainment markets. 

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REVIEWS:

5***** – One4Review ”The origins of South African dance, and its evolution, from prehistoric times up to the present day, are joyfully celebrated in this exuberant show.”

4**** – The LIST ”Eight South African song and dance men generate the kind of whole-hearted, full-bodied pleasure that transcends cultural clichés.”

4**** – The Scotsman ”It’s hard to know who wears the bigger smile during I Am Rhythm, the performers or us, as After Freedom Productions build an exuberant, joyful and informative picture of South African dance history.”

 

Jazz in the Bar| Sunday 8 October 8pm

Charlie Hearnshaw

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On stage in the Marine Bar: 8pm

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JAZZ IN THE BAR with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts

Enjoy the smooth sounds of our renowned Jazz in the Bar evening with Charlie Hearnshaw and Philip Clouts.

Charlie plays alto saxophone and also specialises in the clarinet, which will add an extra timbre to the classic jazz tunes and catchy original compositions that he will play accompanied by pianist Philip Clouts, in the intimate surroundings of the Marine Theatre Bar.

Charlie has played, recorded and broadcast with many top jazz musicians from the UK and abroad including Don Weller, Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes and the late great Slim Gaillard.

Paul Young and Los Pacaminos | Friday 13 October 8pm

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Showtime: 8pm

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Running time: 1hour 30minutes (approx) plus interval

 

Originally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed- top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around as word does and soon the band started playing gigs.

At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists – Paul Young. However, Paul is not the only luminary in this seven piece band. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material.

Paul says – “Los Pacaminos started out just for fun, playing simply for the pleasure of it, and it just took off from there. What’s really nice is that everyone else in the band can sing too, and they do, all in their own different styles. It’s real bar room stuff, foot stompers, not too many slow songs – a real party atmosphere.”

Tex-Mex music is somewhere between the Mariachi and Norteno styles of Mexico and the Country/Blues sounds of South-West America. The band empathises with Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, The Texas Tornados and Los Lobos. Mix that together with blues, rock ‘n’ roll and a hint of South American music and you have Los Pacaminos. Their set includes songs like ‘Wooly Bully’, ‘La Bamba’ and sometimes, if enough tequila is flowing, even ‘Speedy Gonzales’.

The Band members are some of the best known names in the music industry, from a variety of backgrounds. They’ve covered all kinds of music, but the unifying factor is that they all have played in Paul Young’s bands through the 80’s and 90’s. Their friendships stretch back 20 to 30 years, and it’s these long term connections that underpin the very special atmosphere generated at a Los Pacaminos show. Members of the audience are often invited onstage to join the guys in a slug of Tequila.

You’ll be in good company, so put your blues on cruise and come join the Tex-Mex party…

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, Silver Anniversary Tour| Sunday 22 October 7.30pm

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Show time: 7.30pm

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Running time: 1hour 30 minutes (approx) plus intervalFor quarter of a century, this breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

This show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming – That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying:  “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”
“The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more” The Stage

“Buddy brilliant!” Graham Norton, BBC One

Harbour Voices | Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October 7.30pm

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Show starts: 7.30pm

Tickets: In advance £10.00; On the Door £12

Running time: 1hour 30 mins (approx)

Harbour Voices presents: Songs of the Sea

Harbour Voices is a Lyme Regis based group of twenty men and women. The ensemble has created a performance celebrating songs of the sea and recounting tales of the West Dorset coast, both historic and current.

The group’s lively show, returning to the Marine Theatre after a sell-out show last year, includes not just traditional shanties but also songs written by the group members paying tribute to our maritime heritage, all linked by a narrative that brings the story to life.

Supported by a grant from the Lyme Regis Town Council

Gravity Drive | Thursday 2 November 8pm

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Show time: 8pm

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Running time: 1hour 30 minutes (approx)

An independent, harmony driven alternative pop band fronted by husband and wife Elijah and Ava Wolf as heard on BBC6 Music and Radio 2

“An excellent debut album” Bob Harris Radio 2

“That’s amazing. An earworm in the very best sense of the word. Brilliant” Janice Long Radio 2

Philip Clouts & the Maggie Reeday Quartet in the Marine Jazz Lounge | Sunday 5 November 8pm

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Running time: 1 & half hours (approx) with interval

The fireworks will be on stage as Maggie Reeday applies her impeccable vocal style to the songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and other renowned composers, which have become known as the ‘Great American Songbook.’

Maggie is one of the country’s finest vocalists, and has worked in both television and radio over the years, also with some of the greatest international jazz musicians. She has an engaging style with the audience, and a wonderful sense of fun.

With Philip Clouts at the piano, Valere Speranza on double bass and Gary Evans on drums, this will be a special night-expect to hear many favourites including How High the Moon and The Lady is a Tramp.
“Ms Reeday has all the ingredients that a jazz singer requires; good intonation, and a powerful voice with plenty in reserve if necessary.” Jazz Journal International

Remembrance Concert with Swing Unlimited , “We’ll Meet Again”| Saturday 11 November 8pm

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Running time: 2 hours + interval

“We’ll Meet Again” commemorates Remembrance with a very special concert at Marine Theatre by the fabulous 17-piece Swing Unlimited Big Band  Swing Unlimited Big Band (SUBB). With war-time classics by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, the show re-creates the period with images, words and music. An uplifting, fun and moving evening.

Swing Unlimited are widely recognized as one of the most versatile and entertaining swing bands in the south of England. Their musicians and singers offer a complete range of music from the 1920s right up to modern pop, funk and rock via greats such as Glenn Miller. Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Jools Holland.

The We’ll Meet Again concert is a special way to honour those who gave their lives for our country and a celebration of many of the best known and loved songs, tunes and poems of the war years and beyond. And the Marine Theatre is a fitting venue as it served as a canteen hall for US troops stationed in Lyme Regis during the war.

Although Remembrance Day, of course, commemorates all of Britain’s casualties of conflict from the 1914-18 War to the present, it was particularly during the Second World War that music – with a large contribution of American swing – helped boost the nation’s morale, which SUBB recreates with such panache.

Expect to hear the sounds of Glenn Miller, unsurprisingly, reverberating around the theatre with most of the favourites including Chattanooga Choo Choo, In The Mood, the snazzy American Patrol and the romantic Moonlight Serenade. Among the competition was Woody Herman’s Woodchopper Ball, Louis Prima’s drum thumping Sing, Sing, Sing, and Neil Hefti’s Kid From The Red Bank. With the Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynne plus a poignant Last Post and a minute’s silence – We’ll Meet Again – invites the audience to join in for the encore!