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  • 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 Matt Bragg, Matt Stellingwerf, and resident compere Tom Glover. In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe […]
  • 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. Robbie McIntosh features in the line-up   Expect classic soul and blues, alongside original numbers. Amy has recently been signed to WHM Music and has released her […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 10 MARCH - A free entry post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb    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 by Declan Duffy, a musician, songwriter and actor who plays with both The Pickwicks […]
  • 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 | PENGUIN CAFE | FRIDAY 29 MARCH - The music of Penguin Cafe Orchestra with an all-star line-up Penguin Cafe was founded by Arthur Jeffes, bringing together a talented group of musicians from Suede, Gorillaz, and Razorlight, to perform his father Simon Jeffes’ legacy of world renowned Penguin Cafe Orchestra music, ten years after his untimely death in 1997. Arthur, a talented composer […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: DIE WALKURE | MONDAY 1 APRIL - From New York’s MET, featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund […]
  • CINEMA | THE FAVOURITE | THURSDAY 4 APRIL - Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz star in this Oscar-nominated film about Queen Anne 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 her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her […]
  • MUSIC | JULIE FELIX | FRIDAY 5 APRIL - Best friends with Leonard Cohen and presenter of her own primetime 60s TV show, Julie Felix is the original beatnik folk legend Signed to Decca, Julie Felix was known for Californian hippy folk and South American songs such as El Cóndor Pasa. In 1964 Julie arrived in the UK to play at legendary clubs such as […]
  • CINEMA | TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT | TUESDAY 9 APRIL - Our regular night of iconic movies continues with the Marilyn Monroe masterpiece 1929. Two unemployed musicians have the misfortune to witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Their instant escape plan, involving a change of clothes and an all-girl band, should work – but lead singer Sugar Kane (Monroe) is quite the distraction. An all-time comedy […]
  • SCREENING | NT LIVE: ALL ABOUT EVE | THURSDAY 11 APRIL - Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to the Marine from the West End in London. PJ Harvey provides the music. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH MATT BENJAMIN | SUNDAY 12 APRIL - A free entry post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb    Come down after your Sunday Lunch and enjoy a pint of local brew and read the papers while listening to some charming acts. Matt Benjamin headlines. This edition is hosted by Declan Duffy, a musician, songwriter and actor who plays with […]
  • 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 - 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 - Chris McCausland 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • MUSIC | THE HUT PEOPLE | FRIDAY 2 AUGUST - “This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into ‘world-music.’” The Scotsman Taking the audience on a musical journey around the world, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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’, […]