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.

A message from the company:

“There is lots of humour and silliness in the show, as Alice meets and gets to know the zany characters of the London streets. We thought a lot about making the end of the show suitable for younger audience members, with a family Christmas feel. At the beginning of the show Alice is looking for her Grandmother, who she has lost, and at the end she finds her. Grandmother is warm and comforting and is going to look after Alice from now on. The end of the show is ambiguous. Parents and children can interpret the image of Alice finding her Grandmother however suits them best.”

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

THEATRE | QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE | THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

The hit solo play exploring the life of an icon

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century.
Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.
This much-acclaimed solo play, fresh from a UK tour and off-West End season, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.
Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self…no matter what they say.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total. Brilliant. ★★★★ Time Out
A masterclass. ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Stage

 

£14 advance / £16 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.

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:

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.