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  • SCREENING | RSC LIVE: AS YOU LIKE IT | WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL - ‘Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.’ Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is broadcast live from Stratford Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director […]
  • CINEMA | STAN & OLLIE | THURSDAY 18 APRIL - Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.   The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big […]
  • MUSIC | THE STONES | FRIDAY 19 APRIL ~ SOLD OUT - This is the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits to the big stage, from ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, to ‘Ruby Tuesday’, ‘Start Me Up’, and ‘Brown Sugar’ With all the energy and charisma of The Rolling Stones themselves, ‘The Stones’ pay an accurate and faithful tribute […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH CHRIS MCCAUSLAND | SATURDAY 20 APRIL - Our headliner is a British stand-up comedian and actor from Liverpool and star of Live At The Apollo. Suzy Bennett, winner of the Funny Women Award, and Andrew White are also on the bill in this great value night out. Resident compere Tom Glover hosts. Chris is blind, has been performing stand-up since 2003, and […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS | TUESDAY 23 APRIL - Our regular night of iconic movies continues with Frank Zinnemann’s film about Henry VIII, which won 6 Oscars. Henry VIII needs a new wife and heir; Sir Thomas More, the new Catholic Lord Chancellor, has to weigh his conscience against his life. Commercially and critically successful – it had 6 Oscars and 6 Baftas – […]
  • THEATRE | TRANSPORTER | WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL - This is a solo performance written for ages 11 to adult – a story of a girl called Maya. A girl who is always thirteen. A girl who is always on the move. It is a story of a never-ending search for the last safe place on earth. Maya stands on the cusp of yet […]
  • THEATRE | POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON | FRIDAY 26 APRIL - This special event is the reading of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her husband Peter Fleming read by their daughter Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams, both actors in the Archers This is a romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters […]
  • MUSIC | ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC | SATURDAY 27 APRIL - This is a blend of country, blues, and acid house, from the band famous for recording the theme to The Sopranos   Heeding Woodie Guthrie’s maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: CELEBRATING MILES DAVIS | SUNDAY 28 APRIL - Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter who became one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz. Pioneering the bebop style alongside Charlie Parker, Davis went on to record the seminal album ‘Kind of Blue’ and continued being an artistic innovator throughout his life.   Sam Massey will be performing […]
  • SCREENING | WILDE WEDNESDAYS: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST | WEDNESDAY 1 MAY - A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standardproduction of one of the funniest plays in English Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen in Lyme Regis. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air […]
  • TALKS AND MUSIC | LYME REGIS FOSSIL FESTIVAL | FRIDAY 3 MAY – SUNDAY 5 MAY - Enjoy one of Dorset’s largest science festivals, with the main events here at the Marine. Find out all about the amazing Jurassic Coast with specialist talks, walks and incredible interactive activities. For more information on the whole festival please visit its website here. ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CURRENT ISSUES FRIDAY 3 MAY Owen Day describes marine […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBECCA | TUESDAY 7 MAY - Hitchcock does Du Maurier in this Oscar-winning film starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier “Last night I went to Manderley again” opens both a great novel (with a special place in south-west hearts) and a great film (Hitch’s Hollywood debut). Fontaine is the mousey second wife of Maxim de Winter, forever in the shadows of […]
  • MUSIC | JO HARMAN | THURSDAY 9 MAY - The Mirror called her the ‘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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • CINEMA | THE FAVOURITE | FRIDAY 17 MAY - Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz star in this Oscar-nominated film about Queen Anne. Please note, the date of this event has changed from 4 April Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and […]
  • THEATRE | THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN | SATURDAY 18 MAY - Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences of all ages around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a family favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH MIKE BUBBINS | SATURDAY 18 MAY - A legend on the UK comedy circuit, this month’s headliner has supported Rich Hall on tour. Wayne the Weird, Jon Pearson, and Tom Glover also perform. Mike Bubbins is the only comedy performer in the world who has also been a professional rugby player, a teacher, a bodybuilder, and a finalist at the European Elvis […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH JINDER | SUNDAY 19 MAY - Jinder plays American roots music, drenched in Delta blues slide guitar, Bluegrass from the heart of Appalachia, Louisiana murder ballads and country blues. He’s the headline act for this month’s free-entry Sunday Sessions. Declan Duffy hosts. Jinder’s story begins with a childhood spent in the folk heartland of Warwickshire, sheltered by the rolling Avon Dassett […]
  • TALK | HOOKED: MARK HIX IN CONVERSATION WITH MARIELLA FROSTRUP | MONDAY 20 MAY - Our patron celebrates the launch of his new book with an in-conversation fundraiser chaired by Mariella Frostrup, the broadcaster known for BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. Part of our anniversary celebrations. Hooked—Adventures in Angling and Eating delves into the anecdotes and recipes of chef Mark Hix, opening with the story of his first catch being […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE | TUESDAY 21 MAY - A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. James Dean’s signature role and the one that made him a legend. He plays Jim, a troublesome teenager at odds with his parents, in yet another new town and school, and with new friends who are as troubled […]
  • SCREENING | MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE | THURSDAY 23 MAY - Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is broadcast to the Marine from Sadler’s Wells with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever’ (★★★★★ Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ JURASSICA: KICK ASS BRASS | FRIDAY 24 MAY - Part of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival: brassy, funky and full on, with steaming horns and soulful vocals from Eleisha Milverton Kick Ass Brass is the ultimate funky brass band. Inspired by the legendary Tower of Power, Kick Ass deliver funk with steaming horns and Eleisha Milverton’s amazing vocals. With ten musicians on stage, its big, it’s […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ JURASSICA: EQUINOR BIG BAND | SATURDAY 25 MAY - A hugely entertaining and joyous tribute to Duke Ellington from an international big band at the top of its game for the Saturday of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival Special Norwegian guests, Equinor Big Band, pay homage to “The Duke” with their fabulous “Shades of Ellington”. The band features 26 musicians (yes, it’s that big!) and […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ JURASSICA: LAURENCE JONES | SATURDAY 25 MAY - The blues guitar wizard headlines Saturday night at Lyme Regis’s jazz festival Back by popular demand with a new band and new material, Laurence Jones is building a big reputation in bluesland. His electrifying live performances and industry accolades seal his reputation as a leading figure in the British blues renaissance. His raw blues guitar […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ JURASSICA: MATT CARTER & LEIGH COLEMAN | SUNDAY 26 MAY - Signed, sealed and delivered! For the Sunday of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival Stevie Wonder gets the funky finger-clicking treatment  Festival favourites Matt Carter and Leigh Coleman put Stevie Wonder in the spotlight this year with  “Signed, Sealed and Delivered”.  Their phenomenal seafront performance last year sealed their reputation as undisputed masters of all things jazz, funk […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ JURASSICA: POWERHOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR | SUNDAY 26 MAY - Booty swaying red hot gospel in a show to raise the roof for the final show of Lyme Regis’s jazz festival The Powerhouse Gospel Choir is a red hot female choir, led by director and founder, T Jae Cole. Honing their skills in The London Community Gospel Choir, many have since gone on to work […]
  • THEATRE | MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | WEDNESDAY 29 MAY - The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe Join their all-male troupe in Lyme Regis for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous […]
  • CINEMA | RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | THURSDAY 30 MAY - Ralph and Vanellope discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new animated adventure. Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak’s Arcade to retrieve the […]
  • CINEMA | MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS | THURSDAY 30 MAY - Starring Saoirse Ronan: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Please note, the date of this changed from 17 May. Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE GRAPES OF WRATH | TUESDAY 4 JUNE - A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. Tom Joad returns from prison to his Oklahoma home; he is barely in time to join his family on their arduous trek to California, having just quit their Dust Bowl-ravaged farm. Truly, […]
  • SCREENING | RSC LIVE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW | WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE - Shakespeare’s comedy is broadcast from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Marine In a re-imagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 9 JUNE - A free entry post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb  This free-entry music session is the Marine’s regular event to promote the best local musicians. Come down after your Sunday Lunch and enjoy a pint of local brew and read the papers while listening to some charming acts. This edition is hosted […]
  • CINEMA | THE SEAGULL | THURSDAY 13 JUNE - Based on Chekhov’s play with Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening in the lead roles: in the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother. An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. […]
  • THEATRE | MIRACLE THEATRE: A PERFECT WORLD | FRIDAY 14 JUNE - An outdoor theatre experience for all from an acclaimed company A feisty young woman ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure. Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. Is this tranquil […]
  • CINEMA | ALL OVER THE TOWN | SUNDAY 16 JUNE - As part of Marine Theatre The First 125 Years, this is a free community screening of the 1949 classic film–which was filmed in Lyme Regis. How many times can you spot the Marine? In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy. This 1949 film […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE PIANO | TUESDAY 18 JUNE - Winner of 3 Oscars: a mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. The 19th century. Ada, a Scottish woman mute since childhood, leaves for New Zealand […]
  • THEATRE | MORGAN & WEST’S MAGIC SHOW FOR KIDS & CHILDISH GROWN-UPS! | SUNDAY 23 JUNE - These time travelling magicians present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging extravaganza!   Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The […]
  • CINEMA | ALL IS TRUE | THURSDAY 25 JUNE - Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen, this film is a look at the final days of William Shakespeare. Please note that the date has changed from 2 May. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to […]
  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND | THURSDAY 27 JUNE - Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in the Marine, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the […]
  • MUSIC | TALON – THE ACOUSTIC COLLECTION | FRIDAY 28 JUNE - The UK’s leading celebration of the Eagles on their ‘In The Raw’ tour   ‘In The Raw’ will feature many Eagles classics with breathtaking and beautiful acoustic arrangements. Eagles favourites are performed alongside the band’s own personal choices from selected artists such as John Legend and Lionel Richie. This is a brand new show for […]
  • COMEDY | LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH VIKKI STONE | SATURDAY 29 JUNE - Our multi-talented headliner appears on the John Bishop Show, The Now Show, and won the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Award. She’s joined by Phil Lucas, Tom Glover, and Dan Thomas, the presenter of S4C’s Gwerthu Allan. Vikki Stone has appeared on many TV and Radio shows, including The John Bishop Show (BBC One), The Now Show […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR WITH LYNN THORNTON | SUNDAY 30 JUNE - A 1930s tinged special of our jazz night, starring the vocalist from Just Misbehavin’  Singer Lynn Thornton has sung with many blues, gospel and soul groups. Her own band, Just Misbehavin’ features pianist Paul Barnham, who will be accompanying her. She uses her incredible vocal range and technique to create exciting interpretations of songs and […]
  • 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 […]
  • CINEMA | IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | THURSDAY 4 JULY - Based on James Baldwin’s book, a woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. (Please note the date of this event has changed from 30 May) In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have […]
  • MUSIC | PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES | SATURDAY 13 JULY - They have been at the top of the British Blues scene for over thirty years, confirmed by the the release of their latest album ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’. Consistently rated as being one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, Mr Lamb leads the way as a Blues entertainer. Lamb has also […]
  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY | THURSDAY 25 JULY - The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening broadcast from The West End Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning […]
  • 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 […]
  • SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS | WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER - Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors is broadcast to the Marine to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.   Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now […]
  • 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, […]
  • TALK | ALAN JOHNSON: IN MY LIFE | TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER - The former Home Secretary tells tales from his life and the world of politics   Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date. Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells […]
  • COMEDY | DAVE JOHNS: FROM BYKER TO THE BAFTAS | SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER - The lead actor from I Daniel Blake brings his new solo show to the Marine 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 Festival. For the same role he won a BAFTA.  As […]
  • MUSIC | THE BLUES BAND | FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER - 2019 sees The Blues Band celebrate their 40th year together: Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend, and Gary Fletcher. Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band […]
  • MUSIC | NINEBARROW | SATURDAY 25 JANUARY - The multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, perform  Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, […]