Monmouth| Weekends 6,7,8 July and 13,14, 15 July

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This year the Marine Theatre has produced a brand new play telling the story of the Monmouth Rebellion which began in Lyme in 1685 and ended with the Battle of Sedgemoor and the Bloody Assizes. Created by the team behind last summer’s The Tempest of Lyme writer Andrew Rattenbury (Doc Martin, The Golden Hour), and Marine Artistic Director Clemmie Reynolds, Monmouth will be performed by a community cast of actors, musicians and singers and feature original live music and film projection.



6.45pm at the sandy beach: Monmouth’s landing on the Cobb and rebel procession from the Cobb to the Marine Theatre.

7.30pm: Play begins in the Marine Theatre

Running time: 2 hours plus interval approx

Performances (except Gala night)

Full price: £15.00

Under 18’s: £10.00

Gala night: £25.00 (including a glass of prosecco on arrival and gala events)

6th July


7th July


8th July (GALA NIGHT)


13th July


14th July


15th July




Tickets are £15 full price / £10 under 18’s and are available to buy HERE or you can purchase tickets from 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.

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