THEATRE | ESCAPING THE STORM | THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER

Dr Marie Stopes forever transformed how we think about sex; this play explores her time at her rugged Island retreat at Portland.

Hailed as one of the most controversial women of the 20th century, her strong views on sex and contraception provided women with a graphic understanding of the physiology, pleasure, and consequences of sex. Whilst her books were all vilified by the Catholic Church their relevance is still discussed today. Much is known about her work but who was the real Marie Stopes?

Escaping the Storm sees Stopes during her time at her rugged Island retreat of Portland. There she enjoys writing poetry, exploring the island’s rich Jurassic fossil forests and mingling with the locals.

Fascinating, forceful, and formidable, the complexity of Marie Stopes’ private world is as gripping as her public story.
The show, written by Peter John Cooper will premiere on the 15th of October as part of the Dr Marie Stopes’ Weekend Festival organised by the Portland Museum to mark the 100 year anniversary since the publication of her best-selling book, Married Love.

Escaping the Storm is produced by Dorset’s award winning, AsOne theatre company, in association with The Portland Museum, and the adjacent Pennsylvania (Castle) Estate.

£11 concession /  £13 standard / £5 schools advance, £13 concession / £15 standard / £5 schools on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Includes £1 Restoration Levy

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

CHILDREN’S THEATRE | LILY AND THE ALBATROSS | SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

In Half-Term: Combining a unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, Lily & the Albatross is a heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams.

Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat. While the whims of the water control the daily routines of their little community, Lily has a different perspective and finds herself gazing into the sky, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. Lily longs for more; more freedom, more excitement and more time out at sea but these dreams are just out of reach. Then one day a very special bird flies in from across the water, one that glides in the face of a storm, one that makes Lily question everything and gives her the nudge she needs to truly stretch her wings. When the whipping wind threatens their little world, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and the great old boat moving again.

Lily & the Albatross by Tall Tree Theatre from Tall Tree Theatre on Vimeo.

 

A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions for ages 5+

Directed by Lucy Phillips of Forest Forge Theatre Company
Written by Anna Harriott
Puppet & Set Design by Orpheus Alexander

Tall Tree makes theatre that touches the hearts of both adults and children, with large bespoke wooden and metal puppets, live music and stories that speak to all generations. Tall Tree are Associate Artist at Forest Forge Theatre Company and create original stories written by Anna Harriott.

£6 children, £4 siblings, £7 adults advance / £8 children, £5.50 siblings, £9 adults on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 1 P.M., starts 2 P.M

Unreserved seating 

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

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Booking fee may apply

THEATRE | NOT: LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER | SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

A laughter-filled parody of the D.H. Lawrence novel

 

Lady Chatterley welcomes home her husband, Clifford, from a war that has left the world in tatters. With Clifford’s legs also in tatters, he arrives at Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair and clutching his secret.

As the couple grow apart Constance falls into a passionate, sexual and curiously experimental affair with estate gamekeeper: Mellors.

There will be long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching drama, plenty of farce and a gentle stroke of innuendo.

 

‘… a hilarious watch, constantly charming and remains true to the spirit of D.H. Lawrence’s work’  **** Ed Fringe Reviews

 

 

£13 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

 

 

THEATRE | WITHERING LOOKS | TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof  ‘Withering Looks’

The classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too!

 Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie and Sue move effortlessly from frock to frock coat.

 Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. LipService recently won the Stage Door Foundation award for Excellence.

“It’s a joy – very very funny”    The Guardian

£12 advance / £14.50 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

THEATRE | POP MUSIC | TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

A theatre and music show by the acclaimed company Paines Plough

A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.

G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.

Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out For The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Pop makes promises it can’t keep, and soon they’ll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.

Pop Music is an emotionally contagious rollercoaster by Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. A night at the theatre like no other.

The latest gig-theatre extravaganza from the producers of WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED and WASTED by Kate Tempest.

A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production in association with Latitude Festival

 

 

£10 adults / £7 under 18s advance, £12 adults / £9 under 18s on the door

£5 advance for pupils of Woodroffe School

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

THEATRE | INTRONAUTS | FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER

This is an hour-long, absurd and highly visual performance with puppetry, physical comedy, original music and integrated animated projection.

In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners called Intronauts; miniaturised human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And how much do you actually want to know about what goes on inside?

Green Ginger’s new show will propel audiences into a microscopic journey deep within the human body. It tells a madcap story about advancing technology, big syringes and a tiny submarine. Taking its cue from classic sci-fi movies, and fueled by absurd visual comedy and innovative puppetry, Intronauts offers an intoxicating inner body experience that is out of this world. Join us for a trip that really gets under the skin; after all, what could possibly go wrong?

“There’s always something wonderfully anarchic about Green Ginger…an inspired mix of art and lunacy” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

 

 

£12 adults / £14 on the door / £10 under 25s advance / £11 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

THEATRE | MARINE PLAYERS PRESENT A CHRISTMAS CAROL | WEDNESDAY 5 ~ SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER

The local group Marine Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Snelgrove

 

Four ghosts (be scared! Well, just a little) visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what life could be like. This show features a large talented cast of all ages, with parties, carols, dancing, and happiness. Enjoy this simple but memorable story and look forward to Christmas with the Spirits of Christmas past, present and future, and Tiny Tim whispering in your ear.

Suitable for all the family.

£12 adults and £6 children, advance and on the door

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M. daily with additional matinee on 8 December when bar opens at 1:30 P.M., starts 2:30 P.M.

Reserved seating 

Tickets purchased online will have seats reserved automatically. Seats can be chosen when purchasing from Lyme Regis Tourist Information centre.

Tickets:

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In person: Lyme Regis Tourist Information centre.

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply

THEATRE | THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL | THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale

London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the cold the flames blaze to life and the
flickering fire illuminates her fantastic Christmas visions.

With each strike we enter the tumultuous world of her imagination, meeting talking turkeys, dancing rats, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their chattering Christmas tree.

Having delighted audiences in 2017 The Last Baguette return with this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show. The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

Written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.

“The energy and commitment of the company is infectious… beautiful imagery and memorable moments. This is unique
theatre with a great heart” Theatre Bath

£9 adult / £7 child / £26 family (2 adults and 2 children) advance, £11 adult, £9 child, £30 family on the door.

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens at 5:30 P.M., starts 6:30 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

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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