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TALK | HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED | SATURDAY 6 APRIL

From the presenter of BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion! present a show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects all link together in unexpected ways.

Join Sam Willis, presenter of BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion!, and James Daybell, one of the country’s leading professors of history, as they show us a new way to think about the past.

Histories of the Unexpected Live is an exciting new show that demonstrates how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects, and how those subjects link together in unexpected ways.

The show is based on the duo’s podcast and book of the same name, and has been adapted for a live audience by Daniel Jamieson, one of the country’s leading playwrights.

What links together the Titanic, Pompeii, Neolithic cave painting, Victorian perfumes, electrical experiments on the human face, Charles I, Mary Queen of Scots, scalping, Elizabeth I, Nelson, Henry VIII, Proust, Hiroshima, the Duke of Wellington, slavery, scarification, Glaswegian gangs, Darwin, Shakespeare, mutiny, chimneys, a skull, a seventeenth century map of the world, shoes and gloves? Well you’ll just have to come to find out.

You will never think about the past – or the present – in the same way ever again. Guaranteed.

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ ~ Dan Snow

 

£10 children, £14 adults advance / £12 children, £16 adults 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. Read more here.

CINEMA | BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY | FRIDAY 12 APRIL

Nominated for 5 Oscars, this is the story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career.

Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Cert. 12A Duration: 134 minutes

£6 advance / £7.50 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. Read more here.

CINEMA | MARY POPPINS RETURNS | TUESDAY 16 APRIL

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Cert. PG. Duration 130 minutes

£4.50 advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 1 P.M. Starts 2 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.

CINEMA | ALL IS TRUE | THURSDAY 2 MAY

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen, this film is a look at the final days of William Shakespeare.

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

★★★★ ‘Ben Elton’s poignant Bard biopic’ ~ The Guardian

£6 advance / £7.50 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. Read more here.

MUSIC | KRIS DREVER | FRIDAY 10 MAY

This is a concert from the Scottish folkie guitar star of the excellent band Lau

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

For this concert, Kris will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the key songs from his first decade, alongside some new material played live for the first time.

 

“Completely infectious”
BBC Music *****

“Utterly stunning”
fRoots

“Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air”
Songlines

“Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity”
The Guardian ****

With support

£12 advance / £14.50 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.

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE | TUESDAY 21 MAY

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

James Dean’s signature role and the one that made him a legend. He plays Jim, a troublesome teenager at odds with his parents, in yet another new town and school, and with new friends who are as troubled as he is. Wood and Mineo lend excellent support; it was this film, and the song Rock Around the Clock, that defined both an era and a new generation that would not be stilled.

US, 1955, 111m, PG
Director: Nicholas Ray
With James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

£6 advance / £7.50 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. Read more here.

 

CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE PIANO | TUESDAY 18 JUNE

Winner of 3 Oscars: a mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

The 19th century. Ada, a Scottish woman mute since childhood, leaves for New Zealand with her young, illegitimate daughter to marry a dour farmer. A gifted pianist, she gives lessons to an uneducated Englishman – and the scene is set for a passionate and sensual relationship. Showered with awards upon its release, The Piano remains a marvel of cinematic imagery.

 

 

Director: Jane Campion

With Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin. Made in 1993

Cert. 15. Duration 120 minutes

£6 advance / £7.50 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. Read more here.

THEATRE | ARE YOU GOING TO THE MARINE? | THURSDAY 20 – SATURDAY 22 JUNE

A brand new production specially written for our 125th anniversary, with a talented local cast

Join us as we celebrate one hundred and twenty five years of the Marine, in this special community play, written by Andrew Rattenbury and directed by Pearl Marsland. With the help of the thriving local theatre, music, and drama groups, who have all performed here over the past century or so, we’ll be looking back at our rich history.

Former head boy of Woodroffe School, Andrew Rattenbury is our patron. He has written for television programmes such as Eastenders, Monarch of the Glen, Hollyoaks, Peak Practice, Holby City, Teachers, and Casualty.

£6 children, £12 adults advance / £8 children, £14.50 adults on the door

Starts 7:30 P.M. 20 June, 8 P.M. 21 June, 2:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. on 22 June, with the bar opening an hour before on each occasion.

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.

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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