Keith James ~ The Songs of Nick Drake | Friday 17 November

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Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure.

At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

 ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

 

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £14, Concessions £12

Running time: 2 hours + interval 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Brunch with Polly Josephine | Sunday 19 November 11am

Polly Josephine

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Doors open: 11am

All Tickets: £17 including Hot Brunch & Coffee/Tea

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Polly Josephine evokes the emotion and dynamism of the great blues and jazz singers and the euphoria of soul and gospel. She brings alive the sophisticated lyrics of the likes of Cole Porter as sung in the smooth jazz tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the intense atmosphere of Nina Simone and the sheer joy of Etta James and Aretha Franklin’s soul! With a mixture of the best 1930’s and 40’s sultry jazz, uplifting 60’s soul and moody blues, she transmits her own depth of feeling and excitement to the audience through the music she loves, with stylish piano accompaniment from Philip Clouts.

“Polly transports the audience to the smoky Jazz club atmosphere with her rich, chocolaty voice and relaxed performance. She hits every note with ease and makes it all seem effortless, which is a mark of a great talent.” Scott Haynes, Music in Oxford

Gail’s Story Boat Hootenanny | Sunday 19 November

hootenanny

Gail McGarva’s Story Boat warmly invites you to a hootenanny on Sunday 19 November from 1pm onwards. This informal gathering of singers and musicians will be performing songs of the sea inside the Story Boat along from the Marine Theatre on Theatre Square.  If you have songs of the sea you would like to sing or play, it would be wonderful to hear them resonating from the Story Boat. Or just come along, listen and share a lovely afternoon with kindred spirits.  Spread the word, all are welcome.

This is a free event at 1pm

Money For Nothing – the Music of Dire Straits | Friday 24 November 8pm

Dire Straits

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The energy and musicianship of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.

“Undoubtedly the best Dire Straits tribute in Europe”

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Show time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £16 in advance, £18 OTD

Running time: 2 hours including interval 

Ben Waters Band | Thursday 30 November

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Ben Waters is one of the world’s best loved Boogie Woogie and Blues pianists, and plays with the Rolling Stones and Jools Holland. Appearing at the Sydney Opera House next year, Ben brings some of the world’s most talented musicians to the Marine Theatre to play some foot-tapping Rock ‘n Roll, boogie woogie and blues.

It’s just been announced that Ben will be playing at Ronnie Scott’s legendary club next year for a string of shows ~ this concert will be a special preview.

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Show time: 8pm

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Running time: 2 hours

 

Stompin’ Dave and Sam Kelly | Saturday 2 December 8pm

Stompin Dave

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Show Time: 8pm

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Stompin’ Dave teams up with award winning drummer Sam Kelly for a feast of blues and boogie. Stompin’ Dave is a former member of The Producers, while Sam has recorded with the likes of Ruby Turner and Gary Moore.

Viva Santana | Saturday 9 December 8pm

vivs santana

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Show Time: 8pm

Tickets: Full Price £16, Concessions £14

Running time: 2 hours

Described by Classic Rock magazine as “One of the top 5 must see tributes in the UK”, expect much more than a tribute band, these gues continue to amaze fans with the music of the legendary Carlos Santana.

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons | Thursday 14 December 7.30pm

Franki Valli

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Show Time: 7.30pm

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Running time: 2 hours

A musical journey through the music of one of the most successful bands of all time! Delivering a full theatre show, featuring songs from their classic hits.

Theatre Friends’ Christmas Ball | Saturday 16 December | 7:30pm

Christmas Ball

To thank our Theatre Friends for their support across the past year, at the Marine we are all putting up the tree, polishing the champagne flutes and getting on our most glamorous outfits for the most talked about shindig of yuletide – the Theatre Friends’ Christmas Ball.

The event is open to others too, but it is complemintary for all Theatre Friends. In the spirit of Christmas generosity, the Marine encourages you to join as a Theatre Friend, in order to come to the party for free!

Don your best frock, dust off your dancing shoes and prepare yourself for a night of festive fun and frolics with a vintage theme. All party guests will receive a complementary glass of fizz.

Jazz pianist Philip Clouts will be playing as guests arrive on our grand piano.

We are pleased to announce the Ding Dong Daddios as our headline band for the evening. Here are 5 sharply dressed chaps that will treat your ears and your evening to a blend of Jump Jive and Swing. They are a big hit on the Swing Dancing and Lindy Hop scene, so get practicing your moves.

Tickets are free for Theatre Friends, and all friends should email admin@marinetheatre.com to ask for their ticket, after which their names will be added to our guest list.

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The Ding Dong Daddios

With the compliments of the season and the Marine Theatre

Tickets £18 (complimentary to Theatre Friends).

Theatre Friends please contact our Box Office at the Tourist Information Centre to reserve your ticket.

You can become a Theatre Friend from as little as £25 to receive your complimentary ticket. Apply here

If you are not a friend and do not want to become one, please book below

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Show time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full Price £18

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Voices of the Sea|17 December 2017

Voices of the sea

Artist and boatbuilder Gail McGarva will be performing her new production ‘Voices of the Sea’ on Sunday 17 December at the Marine Theatre.

This unusual and atmospheric performance piece will draw you into a captivating world inhabited by characters such as the salt-ridden sailor, the lonely lighthouse keeper and the mischievous mermaid.  Devised by Gail McGarva, traditional wooden boatbuilder from Lyme Regis, and inspired by her love of the sea, the piece features beautiful original songs with haunting harmonies along with fragments of narrative, performed by the Sea Chorus, a group of local singers brought together especially for this project. Alongside the performance and outside the theatre, audience members can visit the Story Boat, a miniature maritime memories museum created by Gail from an upturned Dorset fishing boat from 1923.

Writer & director: Gail McGarva
Musical director & arrangements: Penny Dunscombe

11 September – 17 December The Story Boat Project

The Story Boat project is the creation of a miniature maritime memories museum from an upturned boat in which people’s memories will be recorded and preserved.

Traditional wooden boatbuilder Gail McGarva in collaboration with local wheelwrights Rowland & Son are giving a new lease of life on land to a retired Dorset fishing boat by transforming her into enchanting oral history recording and exhibition space.

The Story Boat will be in residence outside the Marine Theatre from September to December.

The oral history collection will be archived in Lyme Regis Museum

 Sunday 17 December

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Doors open: 7pm

Introductory Talk by Gail: 7.15pm

Performance: 8pm (no interval)

Tickets: Full Price £10, Concessions £8 (TF discount applies)

 

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