Based on Michael Morpurgo’s bestseller, this screening is part of Lyme Regis Town Council’s programme of events to promote the remembrance of the end of the Great War 100 years ago.

On the outbreak of the First World War, Albert’s beloved horse ‘Joey’ is sold to the Cavalry by his Father. After being sent to France, in a bid to survive, Joey has an unexpected journey across war torn Europe. Albert enlists in the British Army, and is wounded during the Battle of the Somme. Whilst recovering in Hospital, he learns of a Horse, found in no man’s land.

Stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis, Directed by Stephen Spielberg.


Duration 146 mins

Cert PG

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating


Online: click on link above

In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply


Christmas Arts and Crafts Children’s Workshop | Wednesday 20 December

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Wednesday 20 December

Time: 1030-1230

All tickets: £10

This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided

Come along to enjoy some Christmassy children’s workshops arranged by local experts Marvellous Makers. Led by local artist Jessame Coulson, children can enjoy a mixture of expressive, messy based artwork and craft activities like printing wrapping paper, making Christmas cards and Christmas tree decorations.

Jessame will also lead some yuletide games.

Ticket includes materials. Parents will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form when dropping off with any allergies or special needs specified.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 9.


Free Film: It’s A Wonderful Life | Wednesday 20 December 7.30pm


Free pre-Christmas family film

Marine Bar and Cafe open 1 hour before screening

Come and join is for one of the season’s classic films. The film is complimentary, our gift to you. Pre-Christmas mulled wine and mince pies are available

The film is free on the door, but free tickets are also available in advance from the Tourist Information Centre or below.

About the film

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his …



Cinema double-bill: The Snowman and Father Christmas | 21 December

The snowman


Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and Father Christmas; a special double-bill of two heartwarming family classics, with mulled wine and mince pies available. There will be an interval.

Tickets are only £2.50 on the door or advance online below or the Tourist Information Centre.




About the films

The Snowman (cert. U)

Introduced by David Bowie, this is a wordless – save for the song “Walking in the Air” – animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Father Christmas (cert. U)

Starring Mel Smith, after a hard night’s work, Father Christmas decides to go on a “blooming vacation”, builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down. With a bit of grumbling, he has to answer the mail, get the gifts ready, deliver them and get to the Snowmens’ party on time – only he’s forgotten something.

Father Christmas Trailer: 

Jack and the Beanstalk| Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 December



Jack and the Beanstalk

The Giant Family Panto Adventure

City of Light Theatre and The Marine Theatre present a Christmas Pantomime.

There’ll be Magic Beans at Marine Theatre this Christmas. Join Jack, Dame Trafalgar Trott, Pat the cow in their adventure up the beanstalk to defeat the evil Giant Butternut-Trump. Will Jack win Jill’s heart and the riches he so badly needs? Will good prevail over evil? Will the giant finally sort out his flatulence issue? Find out in this fun, family pantomime sure to have every generation rolling in the aisles.

Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a perfect pantomime; a talented cast of actor-musicians, side-splitting comedy routines, marvellous musical numbers and plenty of audience participation for all the boys and girls to hiss, boo and cheer.

Performances are over a limited 1 week period and are expected to sell quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment with this perfect family treat. Please note this is not the Lyme Regis Pantomime Society.

Show Length

Approx 2hrs 20mins (inc. interval)


Off Peak

Child £10 (U18)

Adult £14

Family £40 (2 adults, 2 children) – this discount should apply automatically (at Box Office only)


(*peak performances are annotated with an asterix)

Child £12 (U18)

Adult £16

Family £50 (2 adults, 2 children) – this discount should apply automatically (at Box Office only)

Book online below, or call the box office on 01297 442138

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

19th December 7.00pm


20th December 7.00pm

(BSL Interpreted Performance)


21st December 7.00pm

(Relaxed Performance)


22nd December 7.00pm*


23rd December 2.00pm*


23rd December 7.00pm*

(Gala Evening Performance)


24th December 11.00am*


24th December 3.00pm*


26th December 2.00pm*


26th December 7.00pm*


MUSIC: This is the Kit | Thursday 11 January


this is the kit

This Is The Kit will play the Marine Theatre as the first date of an international tour, with support from Tobias Ben Jacob.

The playful indie folk band, led by Paris-based songwriter Kate Stables, has earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. In the last year This is the Kit have performed live in session on BBC 6music and at festivals including Glastonbury.

Their new album is on Rough Trade records, home to The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker; ‘Moonshine Freeze’ is undoubtedly their best to date, and is produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward).

Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes.

“All of it is good” – ★★★ Mojo Magazine.

Support comes from Exeter’s Tobias Ben Jacob, playing his own blend of alt-folk ~ his first show of the year. The 21st Century troubadour spinning tales of love, loss, beauty,  and a unique form of soul cartography.

‘Definitely one to watch out for’ – BBC Radio 3, Late Junction.

This is the Kit

+ Support from Tobias Ben Jacob


10% Booking fee from Tourist Information Box Office

All ages show

Doors 1930





Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Leigh Coleman and Matt Carter Trio | Saturday 13 January

Singer Leigh Coleman and pianist Matt Carter, return to Lyme Regis with a high-energy Jazz Jurassica debut at the Marine Theatre.

Leigh Coleman is developing a national reputation for combining both jazz and funk in a style reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and George Benson. He’s worked with the legendary soul diva Betty Wright in the States, and the region’s own Joss Stone.

Matt Carter is a prodigious pianist, who brings dynamism and drive to jazz standards, soul and blues. Already a bandleader in his own right, Matt’s developing a growing reputation for his Matt Carter Trio.

This strong double bill delivers soulful jazz classics, from swing to ballads, for a lively evening of jazz you won’t forget.

Jazz in Lyme Regis

Matt Carter

Leigh Coleman (vocals), Matt Carter (keyboard), Gary Evans (drums) and Tom Drewett (bass).

Tickets: £22 + booking fee includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table from 01297 442138 or online below.




Doors: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm

Ends: 10pm


For more information please visit here

comedy club

COMEDY: Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Angela Barnes and guests | Saturday 20 January

Lyme Regis Comedy Club moves to the Marine from  The Pilot Boat Inn.

comedy club

Local comedian Tom Glover is the regular compere, alongside three other acts performing on rotation in a comedy club style

This month Angela Barnes headlines with support from Jake Lambert  and Matt Rees.

Angela Barnes – Angela Barnes has been catapulted onto every television and radio show worth speaking about, including Stand Up For The Week, BBC 2’s Mock The Week,  BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News and Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Angela is one of the hardest working acts in comedy and packs her set full of brilliantly crafted jokes bringing non stop laughs from start to finish.

“Brilliantly funny’ – Sarah Millican

“Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen… I can’t be any clearer than that can I?” –  The Evening Standard

Jake Lambert – An online sensation on Twitter (@littlelostlad), Jake now has a live set to rival his online output. There are witty stories filled with clever one liners, and snappy asides. Jake is ascending the comedy ladder, with recent tour support slots for both Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett.

“Brilliant one-liners” Chortle.

Matt Rees – Multi-award winning Welsh comedian Matt Rees has a unique brand of well-crafted gags and laconic delivery that have established him as a circuit favourite since bursting onto the UK scene in 2011.

The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Welsh Unsigned Stand-Up Award, and the Chortle Best Newcomer award in 2012. Matt has supported Welsh comedy superstar Elis James on tour and also performed as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“a properly original comedy mind” The Guardian

“A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent” Metro





COMEDY: Lyme Regis Comedy Club with Angela Barnes and guests

£8 advance, £10 on the door

Doors open at 1930


Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

TALK: In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein | Thursday 25 January

Lyme Literary presents a special event to coincide with Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

Rough old paper background with broken edges

This is a talk by Fiona Sampson on her new book ‘In Search of Mary Shelley’, which marks the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. In January, the publication is Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

Mary Shelley’s dramatic life story is well known. But who was the woman who lived it? In this event Fiona Sampson sifts through the evidence, followed by audience questions.

Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move across Britain and Europe. She coped with debt, infidelity and the deaths of three children, before early widowhood changed her life forever. Most astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes.

Fiona Sampson uncovers a complex, generous character – friend, intellectual, lover and mother – trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing at a time when to be a woman writer was an extraordinary and costly anomaly.

About Fiona

Fiona Sampson is a prize-winning poet and writer. She has been published in more than thirty languages and received an MBE for services to literature. A Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, and the recipient of a number of national and international honours for her poetry, she has worked as an editor, translator, and university professor as well as a violinist.

Praise for Fiona Sampson:

“Vigorous and valuable … encouraging, enthusiastic, knowledgeable” Spectator

“Engaging … invites readers to read more, and to read carefully” Independent

“This lovely, hopeful book is a celebration of the richness and variety in British Poetry right now” Glasgow Herald




TALK: Lyme Literary presents In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

£4 advance, £6 on the door

Doors open at 1900


Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe | Friday 26 January

Nationally acclaimed musicians celebrate the great blues singer Bessie Smith in a narrated music show.


Bessie Smith promo Dawn Fletcher-Park

Bessie Smith (1894 –  1937) was an American blues singer. Known as the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. In this show, Bessie Smith (played by Julia Titus) and her band, perform alongside narration. It features authentic music from the era, including many of Bessie’s songs.

Bessie’s Blues troupe is made up from internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, with a special horn section.  The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.

Bessie Smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.



MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe

£6 advance, £8 on the door

Doors open at 1930


Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply