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Show Time: 8pm
Full price: £15.00 Concessions; £13.00
Running time: 2hours (approx)
Scrumpy & Western since 2010
Dorset’s favourite cider-swilling sons Skimmity Hitchers are hitching up their wagon and heading to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Friday 18 August for a night to remember.
Since 2010 the Skimmity Hitchers have made a big name for themselves across the South West and beyond. Their ability to entertain any size of crowd at any kind of event has seen them attract a real mix of followers and admirers, from farm workers to inner city punks, cider makers to hairy bikers.
Now, following many summers of high profile festival headlines and numerous sold out double headers with West Country legends The Wurzels, the boys are playing at bigger venues as entertainers in their own right, and the Marine Theatre is next on their never-ending tour.
With their blend of humorous original material and razor sharp parody songs, all based around the people, culture and (above all) cider of the West Country, the band instigate a good time wherever they go. Audience interaction and spontaneous shenanigans are strongly encouraged and no two Skimmity Hitchers gigs are ever the same. There may even be a dancing badger! It’s true that they can be a little saucy at times, but always with a wink in their eye so your children and grandparents need not be afraid.
Frontman and kazoo wizard Tatty Smart said: “We’re huge fans of Lyme Regis and the town features in a number of our songs. We’ve played pub gigs here a number of times and always get an enthusiastic crowd who love getting involved, so we’ll be expecting more of the same at the Marine Theatre!”
The band have made the news for all sorts of reasons, from a guerrilla gig at the Houses of Parliament supporting farm workers to becoming the first Scrumpy & Western band to play in the USA. Locally they have brought fame to the Cobb and steep hills of their favourite seaside town with their Elvis parody “Viva! Lyme Regis”, complete with video.
The final word predictably goes to the band, who remind us that “summer holidays are all about staying out late, having fun and sinking a few jars of cider in good company. Come and join us for a rousing rendition of Viva Lyme Regis!”
Support on the night comes from Glastonbury’s quirky folk-pop trio John D Revelator.