What’s On?

  • 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 - Recorded live at 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 | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 13 JANUARY - A free entry 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. It 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 […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR | MONDAY 14 JANUARY - For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała, who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, […]
  • SCREENING | THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND | TUESDAY 15 JANUARY - Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to the Marine. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King […]
  • CINEMA AND TALK | THE LAST WITNESS | FRIDAY 18 JANUARY - This is a Q&A and screening with the Director Piotr Szkopiak and Producer Carol Harding.  Set in 1947, the film is about a young, ambitious journalist who risks love, career and ultimately his life to uncover the true identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to one of Stalin’s most notorious crimes. The […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH STUART GOLDSMITH | SATURDAY 19 JANUARY - This edition is headlined by ‘A charming, expert stand-up’ (Sunday Times) famed for the Comedian’s Comedian podcast    With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, Stuart likes to get his […]
  • SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE | WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY - This is screening of the classic Wilde play that was shown at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.  An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage […]
  • CINEMA | PETERLOO | FRIDAY 25 JANUARY - ‘Grit and brilliance’ ★★★★★ The Guardian Mike Leigh’s new film, set in 1819, tells the story of the British forces’ attack on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: LATIN JAZZ WITH PETE CANTER | SUNDAY 27 JANUARY - From the lilting bossa-novas of Brazil to rhythms of Cuba, jazz musicians have found Latin music to be a continuing source of inspiration. Explore it at our regular night, in the Marine’s bar overlooking the Cobb.   Fine saxophonist Pete Canter, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano, will be playing music from Brazilian icons […]
  • SCREENING | I’M NOT RUNNING | THURSDAY 31 JANUARY - This is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to the Marine. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with […]
  • SCREENING MET OPERA: CARMEN MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY - Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production, broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army […]
  • MUSIC | DAVID FORD | SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY - ‘Unmissable – 5 out of 5.’ ~ The Guardian. The award-winning songwriter appears in Lyme Regis With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show described by the British music press as “unmissable,” David Ford is essential listening. His songs combine Americana, English melodicism, and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll – tied together with […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH SQUARE ONE | SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY - This is a free entry post-roast music session, with local drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.   This special edition is hosted by Square One, a popular local band that plays country fuelled southern rock born in the South-West of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin’ rootsy […]
  • MUSIC | STREISAND | SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY - The iconic sound of a legend in music and film, is celebrated in a brand new production touring theatres across the country  Join the singer Winter as she performs some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written. Expect to hear all the hits – Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman […]
  • THEATRE | QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE | THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY - The hit solo play exploring the life of an icon From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH CARL DONELLY | FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY - Carl’s conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007 among others). He’s the headliner, with two other comedians, and resident compere Tom Glover. In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: JAZZ GOES TO HOLLYWOOD | SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY - Singer Heather Wensley guests in this special concert exploring Hollywood’s favourite jazz tunes   Many classic jazz songs have been featured in Hollywood films and Broadway shows. This concert is a chance to soak up some of the glamour, while in our lovely bar overlooking Lyme Bay. Expect tunes like ‘Get Happy’ as originally performed by […]
  • SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN | WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY - ‘Hilarious’ ~ The Times ★★★★ Directed by Kathy Burke and starring Jennifer Saunders, this is a new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy screened to Lyme Regis A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, and filmed especially for cinemas at the Vaudeville […]
  • 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 […]
  • COMEDY | ROB NEWMAN’S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES | SATURDAY 2 MARCH - A comedy legend brings his new show about philosophy to Lyme Regis ‘A jaunty and refreshingly intelligent show’ ★★★★ ~ The Guardian Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series, this whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov’s […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT | MONDAY 4 MARCH - Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. This is an opera event broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.   The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal […]
  • MUSIC | AMY MAYES BAND | SATURDAY 9 MARCH - Amy sings regularly with blues musician Ben Waters. She recently performed at his Chuck Berry concert at Ronnie Scott’s, being joined on stage by Ronnie Wood and Johnny Depp.   Expect classic soul and blues, alongside original numbers. Amy has recently been signed to WHM Music and has released her debut E.P called simply ‘An Introduction’. […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 10 MARCH - A free entry 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. It 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 […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: BLADE RUNNER | TUESDAY 12 MARCH - Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford: a blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth. This is the first of our new regular event, Tuesday Night at the Movies, showing iconic feature films from the past which you may have missed first […]
  • MUSIC | SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE | FRIDAY 15 MARCH - The much cherished blues musician brings his ‘groove band’ to the Marine, with dancing very much in mind. Sam Kelly is a musician with more than 40 years in the business.  His “Station House” band has been featuring on the U.K. music scene for many years. Originating from London’s  “Station Tavern” in the early nineties, Station House was […]
  • MUSIC | KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN | SATURDAY 16 MARCH - Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have created an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship   The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured and distinctive performances. Over two […]
  • MUSIC | THE SOUTH | FRIDAY 22 MARCH - When pop act The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members carried on, performing all the hits Embarking on this new journey The South continues performing their classics, such as Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, and A Little Time – the number one single. All are performed again live in 2019, which marks thirty […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH GLENN MOORE | SATURDAY 23 MARCH - Four comedians, one night: our headliner’s stand-up show – Glengarry Glen Glenn – was one of 2016’s best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. Known for his inventive jokes, Glenn Moore has supported Tiff Stevenson, Josie Long and Alun Cochrane and has appeared on Mock The Week. He’s joined by three other comedians on the bill.  […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: TERRY QUINNEY PLAYS STAN GETZ | SUNDAY 24 MARCH - This concert is dedicated to the music of multi-Grammy winning Stan Getz, who played with the biggies – Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Gerry Mulligan. American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz was known as “the Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Getz […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS | TUESDAY 26 MARCH - The second outing for our new regular film night — which presents iconic films from the past — features a 1940s satire about a Hollywood film director who longs to make socially relevant dramas. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, only to learn the value of creating laughter. Sullivan is a successful, spoiled, and […]
  • SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: AN IDEAL HUSBAND | WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH - Recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, this is the return of Oscar Wilde’s hugely popular masterpiece. It stars Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk), and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen). A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre […]
  • MUSIC | JO HARMAN | THURSDAY 9 MAY - The Mirror called her ‘UK’s finest female soul blues voice’ who, according to Country Magazine, writes ‘lip-biting beautiful songs’ Regarded as one of Europe’s finest blues singers, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains an independently minded musician. Jo recently released her second studio album ‘People We Album’ to great reviews. […]
  • MUSIC | KRIS DREVER | FRIDAY 10 MAY - This is a concert from the Scottish folkie guitar star of the excellent band Lau Scottish songwriter Kris Drever celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at the BBC Radio […]
  • MUSIC | ROBYN HITCHCOCK | SATURDAY 11 MAY - One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded […]
  • SCREENING | NT LIVE: ALL MY SONS | TUESDAY 14 MAY - Sally Field stars in the Arthur Miller play Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are […]
  • POETRY | HOLLIE MCNISH | THURSDAY 16 MAY - A special show from the Ted Hughes award-winning poet    With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchen, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are […]
  • FUNDRAISER | IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE | WEDNESDAY 3 JULY - Ian McKellen is appearing in person, on stage at the Marine for a very special fundraiser. Limited tickets are also available for an intimate drinks reception with Sir Ian. A message from Ian McKellen: I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I […]
  • MUSIC | THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS | SATURDAY 10 AUGUST - If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band – the leading UK’s leading celebration of the sixties superstars. Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show fans do not want to […]
  • COMEDY | COUNT ARTHUR STRONG | SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER - The BBC Radio 4 and TV legend brings his new show to the Marine  – ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’   “Undeniably brilliant” – The Guardian As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, […]