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Theatre

Mary Anning – The Mad Woman of Lyme

Saturday 24 October 2020

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is proud to present a new and wonderful theatrical performance about our town's heroine.

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Bar opens 6:30 P.M.
Starts 7:30 P.M.
Adults £6.50
Under 18s £4.00

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138.

Booking fee may apply.

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is proud to present a new and wonderful theatrical performance about our town's heroine.

Darwin said he stood on her shoulders

It is 1846, and  the little town of Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, fossil hunter, Mary Anning reflects on her life. By challenging the status quo whilst making remarkable strides in a male dominated scientific world, her work threatens to disprove the very foundations she was raised on. Haunted by hallucinations of friends, enemies and even the creatures she spent her life hacking out of the living rock, Anning tries to make sense of her existence in her last moments. AsOne bring their signature magical blend of narrative, movement, music and visuals to tell this true story about legacy and coming to terms with the past. 

Written for AsOne by Peter John Cooper
Directed by Marta Vella

Music by Joe Butcher
Produced by AsOne theatre
Project managed by Vikesh Godhwani

This event has been rescheduled from 2 May. All original tickets are valid. For more information read here