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  • SCREENING | EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE | FRIDAY 17 AUGUST - ‘This fizzling musical is a blast of fresh air’ ~ The Times    Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie […]
  • MUSIC | ABBA FOREVER | SATURDAY 18 AUGUST - With recent news of a possible reunion and the release of the Mamma Mia film this Summer, there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the seventies pop group.  From Super Trouper to Dancing Queen, expect all the hits from this acclaimed live band – known as one of the most-authentic tributes in the world. […]
  • MUSIC | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | FRIDAY 24 AUGUST - Music and comedy from the festival favourites   The Cuban Brothers’ unrivalled funk soul review blends soulful music with b-boy action and riotous comedy. From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani, Kengo Sanand Domenico have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH DAVE JOHNS | SATURDAY 25 AUGUST - Four comics perform in this great value night, headlined by the lead actor from I Daniel Blake alongside Karen Bayley, Dan Thomas, and Tom Glover Dave Johns famously played the lead in I Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed and multi award winning film, which won the much coveted Palme D’or at the 2016 Cannes Film […]
  • CINEMA | NOTHING LIKE A DAME | MONDAY 27 AUGUST - Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. Together, they are 342 years old. They are in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever,caustic, […]
  • TALK AND CINEMA | POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% | THURSDAY 30 AUGUST - A screening and Q&A with director David Wilkinson and writer Emlyn Price. Chaired by Anthea Simmons, Devon For Europe This is a film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK’s EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that they believe it was far from a landslide […]
  • MUSIC | NINEBARROW & FRIENDS | FRIDAY 31 AUGUST - Part of Lyme Folk Weekend, the multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, will perform along with three of their own favourite acts – the brilliant Dorset trio Kadia, virtuoso guitarist Will McNicol, and superb a capella group The Teacups. Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across […]
  • MUSIC | MERRY HELL | SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER - Saturday night is party night of Lyme Folk Weekend with the exuberant sound one of the most exciting live bands to have emerged in recent years. Winners of both the Best Band and Best Live Band at the 2018 Folking.com awards, Merry Hell have been blazing a trail in the north of England with their […]
  • MUSIC | SHOW OF HANDS | SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - Lyme Folk Weekend culminates with the South West favourites presenting a special one-off retrospective filled with songs from their early years together. Show of Hands began their musical journey 25 years ago here in West Dorset. The band’s first CD was recorded live in Bridport at the Bull hotel, while Steve Knightley has written a […]
  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE : JULIE | THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER - A new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER - A post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb    This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent. The launch is hosted by Street & Matthews, an acoustic duo who are one half of popular local band DeltaTango7. They play a selection of blues and classic songs, […]
  • SCREENING | RSC LIVE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR | WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare’s merry comedy. Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance […]
  • TALK AND CINEMA | THE MAN FROM MO’WAX | THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - This is a South-West exclusive: the brand new BFI film, with a talk and questions from its star James Lavelle. The Man From Mo’Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal […]
  • MUSIC | DUOTONE | FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER -  Duotone weaves a plethora of instruments with orchestral power – including his pioneering cello playing and vocal loops. This concert marks a new album – A Life Reappearing – released on 4 May, which was inspired by a book of paintings by Victoria Crowe, which charts the life of Scottish shepherd Jenny Armstrong. Duoton learnt […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH ANDY ASKINS | SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - Star of the John Bishop show, Andy’s routine includes offbeat original comic songs and parodies.   A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR WITH JADE GALL | SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER - Our regular jazz night overlooking Lyme Bay from our terrace bar: Jade Gall plays Blue Note’s Stanley Turrentine  Jade Gall is a classically trained saxophonist who has studied both at Dartington and the Royal Welsh College of Music. She has also rapidly become the go-to choice for jazz, swing, soul and ska bands, including ‘The […]
  • MUSIC | CHANTEL MCGREGOR | TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - A guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!”  Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.  Chantel […]
  • COMEDY | JETHRO: THE COUNT OF CORNWALL | WEDNESDAY 19 & THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER - Not for the faint-hearted, the bawdy legend visits Lyme on his new tour. An ex-miner and carpenter, Jethro is famous for his proud heritage as Cornwall’s best-loved comic. His career has been a long one of over 40 years, first appearing on television in 1990 on the Des O’Connor show, with other appearances on Jim […]
  • MUSIC | INVISIBLE MUSIC | FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER - Invisible Music is an unforgettable, immersive, gig- theatre experience What happens when the soundtrack to your life changes; when you are listening but hearing differently? Pete Flood (arranger/percussionist with Bellowhead) and Jules Bushell, P4’s long-term sound designer, have created a 5- piece band full of acoustic delights; supported by stunning projections, this is music, and […]
  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR | THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at the Marine. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, […]
  • MUSIC | JAMES & BLACK | SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER - Ffar Cotton Promotions presents the blues and soul duo that has worked alongside Gregory Porter and ZZ Top Bruce James and Bella Black joined forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been spreading their special blues and soul since.  Their music springs from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and […]
  • MUSIC | BLAIR DUNLOP | THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER - The young folk singer performs at the Marine as part of his new UK album tour for Notes from an Island Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays a show at the Marine this autumn as part of a […]
  • MUSIC | TOM ROBINSON | FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER - The 70s singer, 6Music DJ, and activist plays the classic album Power In The Darkness, alongside other hits. Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International. […]
  • THEATRE | A PURE WOMAN | SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER - Set in the winter of 1924 – 25, and based on true events, A Pure Woman tells the story of 84 year-old Thomas Hardy’s affair with Gertrude Bugler and the jealousy it inspired in his second wife, Florence. Poignant and elegiac, this love triangle touches on issues of ageing, marriage, the lingering influence of a […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: AIDA | MONDAY 8 OCTOBER - Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.   Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano […]
  • SCREENING | THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST | TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER - A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) new production of one of the funniest plays in English will be broadcast live to the Marine from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s witty masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. […]
  • TALK | SEA WHAT’S THERE | WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER - Come and listen to five inspirational people who are turning the tide on the way we treat our oceans. Through film, talks, facts, and discussion they will share how they have observed, recorded, advised, and broadcast the effects of plastic, climate change, over-fishing and pollution on our seas. Hear and see what they have done […]
  • MUSIC | JON PLEASED WIMMIN | FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER - Jon Cooper AKA Jon Pleased Wimmin is a DJ who rose to fame in the club world during the 1990s with his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence. In the 80s his 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ were spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny Rampling who immediately invited them to come and […]
  • MUSIC | MARTIN CARTHY | MONDAY 22 OCTOBER - For more than 50 years he has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill has won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife […]
  • MUSIC | SAMANTHA WRIGHT QUINTET AND BELA HORVATH TRIO | TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER - Two very talented young bands play at the Marine Theatre as part of the Jazz Promotion Network’s Emerging Talent scheme Samantha Wright’s Quintet includes both clarinet and bass clarinet; inspired by the mastery of jazz greats Eddie Daniels, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Giuffre and Eric Dolphy, the quintet combines the enchanting clarinet timbres with piano, bass […]
  • TALK | ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE | WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER - This is an intimate evening with the Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis, who famously played Boycie. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his career.   Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH DANNY POSTHILL | FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER - Our regular comedy club welcomes a ‘man of many voices’, also a star of Britain’s Got Talent, alongside three other acts Danny Posthill is an impressionist and  comedian with unbeatable stand up. His string of subjects include Jimmy Carr, Billy Connolly, and Lee Evans. Despite his youth, Danny has performed all over the world. He […]
  • SCREENING | ALLELUJAH! | THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER - Alan Bennett’s celebrated new play is broadcast to the Marine direct from London’s Bridge Theatre Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema. The […]
  • COMEDY | RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU | FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER - Matthew Floyd Jones in the sell-out hit parody of Richard Carpenter In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun… The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing […]
  • THEATRE | NOT: LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER | SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER - A laughter-filled parody of the D.H. Lawrence novel     Lady Chatterley welcomes home her husband, Clifford, from a war that has left the world in tatters. With Clifford’s legs also in tatters, he arrives at Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair and clutching his secret. As the couple grow apart Constance falls into a […]
  • MUSIC | DAT BRASS | SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER - Hailing from the streets of London and raised by its underbelly of jazz and punk music, Dat Brass are a high octane, ten piece brass outfit who have been kicking off parties and festivals across the UK. With an anthemic blend of horns, lyrical verse, pounding percussion and razor sharp scratch sounds, Dat Brass have […]
  • SCREENING | THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE | TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER - Alan Bennett’s Multi-award-winning drama will be broadcast live to the Marine, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in […]
  • MUSIC | THE SIMMERTONES | FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER - One of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands. During 2016/17 The Simmertones’ live shows reached new heights, with appearances at The London International Ska Festival, Madness’ House of Fun Weekender, The Looe Music Festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival. The band are frequently played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, particularly by Jo […]
  • MUSIC | CHRIS WOOD | SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER - Chris Wood is an uncompromising guitarist and singer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: MAGGIE REEDAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER | SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER - Maggie Reeday brings her impeccable vocal style to the songs of Stevie Wonder, with Philip Clouts at the piano. Stevie Wonder is a massive figure in pop and soul music and his songs have always had a strong influence of jazz; his debut album was even called The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. Great jazz […]
  • THEATRE | POP MUSIC | TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER - A theatre and music show by the acclaimed company Paines Plough A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years […]
  • THEATRE | INTRONAUTS | FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER - Intronauts is an hour-long, absurd and highly visual performance with puppetry, physical comedy, original music and integrated animated projection. In a not-too-distant future, people can buy personal cleaners called Intronauts; miniaturised human workers injected into their bodies in order to carry out essential maintenance. But what happens if your cleaner discovers your dirty laundry? And […]
  • MUSIC | MARTIN TAYLOR AND MARTIN SIMPSON | SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER - Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.   Martin Taylor was name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show as being considered […]
  • MUSIC | FLEETWOOD BAC | THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY - The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: endorsed by Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’, Fleetwood Mac fansites, Stevie Nicks’ website; and from audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and […]