Monmouth Community Play


Doc Martin WIN

Buy a £2 raffle ticket or £10 strip and you could be in with a chance of winning a part as an extra in ITV’s very popular British Television Comedy Drama series ‘Doc Martin’. Other fantastic prizes include: a week’s holiday for four with Toad Hall Cottages, a weekend break for two at the newly refurbished luxury B&B The Old Monmouth, a bespoke Kathrens Rare Knitwear sweater, a Fine Art Deckchair commemorating the Monmouth Rebellion by Sarah Thomas, the use of a lovely Monmouth Beach Hut for two days, Dottie Kitchen Lunch for two with wine and more!

You can purchase a raffle ticket from the following venues: At any Marine Theatre show, from the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, from Serendip Book Shop in Broad Street or from the following website:

All proceeds will go towards our new community play ‘Monmouth’ written by ‘Doc Martin’ writer Andrew Rattenbury and towards the Maintain the Marine Fund. The winner will be announced at our Gala ‘Monmouth performance on Saturday 8th July 2017.

Please note that you must be available for filming before the 20th July 2017.




Following the success of last year’s award-winning community play The Tempest of Lyme, the Marine has commissioned a brand new community play written by our patron Andrew Rattenbury (Tempest of Lyme, Doc Martin, The Golden Hour) telling the story of the Monmouth Rebellion which began in Lyme in 1685. A cast and crew of over 50 locals of all ages and abilities have signed up to take part, and rehearsals are now under way.


6.45pm – Pre-play procession from promenade at the sandy beach to the theatre for 7pm

7pm – Doors

7.30pm – Play begins inside the theatre

Running time: 2 hours approx. (with interval)


Thursday 6th July 2017

Friday 7th July 2017

Saturday 8th July 2017 (Gala Night)

Thursday 13th July 2017

Friday 14th July 2017

Saturday 15th July 2017


Tickets are £15 full price / £10 concessions and are available to buy HERE or you can purchase tickets from our box office, Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre, by calling 01297 442138 or visiting them in person. Their current opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10-5 and Sundays 10-4.

Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre

On Saturday 8th July there will be a Gala black tie event complete with a red carpet, free glass of prosecco, raffle draw (prizes include an ‘extra’/ role on set of Doc Martin in Cornwall) plus live music by arch-lutist Kevin Avebury, signed programmes and a chance to meet the cast and crew! Tickets are £25 per person and are also available to buy at the above locations.


A programme of related talks, films and events will run throughout the Spring exploring the history behind the play. All events are free with a suggested donation of £5 per person (to go towards essential fundraising for ‘Monmouth’). Find out more HERE.


To keep up to date with all things ‘Monmouth’, including rehearsal progress, interviews with the cast and crew, historical tit bits and more, follow our blog HERE


W are fundraising for ‘Monmouth’. We need to raise essential funds to cover the costs of costumes, set, admin and marketing fees, professional wages and all that’s needed to make our show incredible. If you can help in any way you can we’d be so grateful. In exchange for a donation there are some excellent rewards up for grabs including free arch-lute tuition, free Marine Theatre membership, free tickets to the dress rehearsal and more! Visit our Crowdfunder page for more information.


If you’d like to take part in ‘Monmouth’ then it’s not too late! We welcome anyone of any age or experience to be involved in creating this ambitious show. We’ll be working in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth offering placements to students in Technical, Costumes, and acting. We’d love to hear from anyone interested in being involved onstage or backstage.

Please email:

‘Monmouth’ is proudly sponsored by: