What’s On?

  • MUSIC | JON PLEASED WIMMIN | FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER - House classics, Nu Disco and Electro from the Cream and Ministry of Sound DJ who rose to fame in the 1990s with his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence In the 80s his 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ was spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny Rampling who immediately invited them to dance […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: SAMSON ET DALILA | SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER - Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce […]
  • MUSIC | MARTIN CARTHY | MONDAY 22 OCTOBER - For more than 50 years he has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators and, at times, a quietly controversial figure. 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 (Norma […]
  • CINEMA | INCREDIBLES 2 | TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER - A half-term special: everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight. Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is left at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” […]
  • 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 about […]
  • THEATRE | ESCAPING THE STORM | THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER - Dr Marie Stopes forever transformed how we think about sex; this play explores her time at her rugged Island retreat at Portland. Hailed as one of the most controversial women of the 20th century, her strong views on sex and contraception provided women with a graphic understanding of the physiology, pleasure, and consequences of sex. […]
  • 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 […]
  • CHILDREN’S THEATRE | LILY AND THE ALBATROSS | SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER - In Half-Term: Combining a unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, Lily & the Albatross is a heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams. Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat. While the whims of the […]
  • MUSIC | BEAT SAFARI: DAY OF THE DEAD | SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER - Bienvenidos Señores! Time to don your skulls and sombreros to celebrate the Day of the Dead with our Mexican inspired evening of music and dancing, presented by the DJs of Beat Safari. The Beat Safari DJs immerse the Marine in a night of devilish music at Halloween, with projections and decor too. The Bridport duo love […]
  • MUSIC | CHILDREN LOVE DISCO | SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER - This is a Half-Term Halloween Special of our hugely popular daytime party for parents and their children   Children (0-10 yrs) and their families can hit the dance floor for an all ages party. With a real DJ spinning records with floorfillers from the 70s to present day, this young people’s ‘club night’ is very […]
  • MUSIC | SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER - A post-roast music session featuring the guitarist from the Pretenders and Paul McCartney’s band   This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent, hosted by a headline act. This edition sees Robbie McIntosh playing a special set with Steve Wilson and Jess Upton.  Jess, Robbie and Steve will be performing […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST | MONDAY 29 OCTOBER - Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. […]
  • 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 passionate, […]
  • THEATRE | WITHERING LOOKS | TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER - Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof  ‘Withering Looks’ The classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative […]
  • CINEMA | THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY | THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER - In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Starring Lily James. A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book […]
  • CINEMA | WAR HORSE | FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER - 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 […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: MARNIE | SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER - Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season, and is broadcast live to the Marine A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her […]
  • SCREENING | RSC LIVE: TROILUS & CRESSIDA | WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER - RSC Live: “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion” Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH JAYDE ADAMS | FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER - Jayde Adams, the winner of the 2014 Funny Women award and 2016 nominee for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, headlines a night of four comedians in this great value night out. ‘The audience are on their feet by the end of The Divine Ms Jayde’ ~ The Guardian After appearances in 8 out […]
  • MUSIC | DAT BRASS | SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER - Hailing from the streets of London and raised by  jazz and punk, Dat Brass is a high octane, ten piece brass outfit which has played at festivals across the UK. Hailing from the streets of London and raised by  jazz and punk, Dat Brass is a high octane, ten piece brass outfit which plays hip-hop […]
  • SCREENING | NTL: 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 | GIGSPANNER BIG BAND | WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER - Formed by Steeleye Span’s fiddle player Peter Knight, this band has built a reputation for dismantling traditional folk music and ‘reshaping it in fascinating ways’ fRoots Magazine. This Big Band five piece line-up features the acclaimed duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. “They don’t play together often, but when they do, it’s spectacular” 5***** R2 […]
  • 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 - A concert from the 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 […]
  • FUNDRAISER | CABARET & CAKE | SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER - This is a fundraiser for the Dorset Women’s Refuge with performances of poetry and music Actor Hermione Norris will be reading a selection of poetry and prose that highlight the complexities of intimate relationships. She is known for her appearances in Cold Feet and Innocent. There will be songs by local singers and Katie Bielic, […]
  • 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 […]
  • SCREENING | THE KING AND I | THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER - The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to the Marine in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar […]
  • THEATRE | INTRONAUTS | FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER - This 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 […]
  • THEATRE | MARINE PLAYERS PRESENT A CHRISTMAS CAROL | WEDNESDAY 5 ~ SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER - The local group Marine Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Snelgrove   Four ghosts (be scared! Well, just a little) visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what life could be like. This show features a large talented cast of all ages, with parties, carols, dancing, and happiness. Enjoy […]
  • CINEMA | THE SNOWMAN / A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS | SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER - Buy your tickets now for the popular children’s Christmas double bill, with seasonal treats and mulled wine available to purchase. The Snowman is Raymond Briggs’ 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 […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH NOEL JAMES | SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER - The semi-finalist of Britain’s Got Talent headlines with 3 other comedians on the bill. Noel has been performing stand-up for a long time with shows at the Edinburgh Fringe dating back as far as 2001, and he is well known on the comedy circuit. The Independent said of him that he “stands out like a […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER - 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 | MET OPERA: LA TRAVIATA | MONDAY 17 DECEMBER - New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by […]
  • THEATRE | THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL | THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER - A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale London. Christmas Eve. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the cold. We follow her throughout the day as she encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets. In an attempt to stay warm she strikes a […]
  • SCREENING | NT LIVE: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER - Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and […]
  • CINEMA | IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE | SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER - Come and join us for one of the season’s classic films. The film is complimentary, our gift to you. Mulled wine and mince pies are available for purchase 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 […]
  • 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 […]