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Monmouth: The W. Country Reb.

Monmouth: The W. Country Reb.

June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a 3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on English soil, and the first step towards modern democracy. There will be a post-show question and answer session. Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, and West Dorset District Council.

Also at Bridport Arts Centre and Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Sunday 8 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
The Withered Arm (NHP)

The Withered Arm (NHP)

The New Hardy Players invite you to Thomas Hardy’s powerful gothic tale of suspense and suggestion in the evocative surroundings of Ashton Barn. A young bride, a wronged woman, a mysterious affliction and a desperate remedy. Adapted by Sue Worth, and directed by Andrew Munro and Sue Worth. Featuring Emma Hill as Rhoda Brook, and Amelia Chorley as Gertrude Lodge. The musical score is by Alastair Simpson. Following light refreshments there will country dancing in the barn with the acclaimed Tatterdemalion and caller Angela Laycock.

Thursday 26 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Saturday 28 Oct 20172:30pm Book Now
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.  Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.  Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

Saturday 4 Nov 20178:00pm Book Now
Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier

Whattalife! is a new one woman play with music. Kathleen Ferrier was one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th Century. Whattalife! tells her story from her debut as a singer in 1940, her meteoric rise and her tragic death in 1953.


Professional actress and contralto, Lucy Stevens has researched and created a unique and totally engaging performance, the text is taken straight from Kathleen’s letters and diaries. Sung music from her repertoire is woven through the text.

Sunday 3 Dec 20172:30pm Book Now
The Christmassy Show

The Christmassy Show

Ho, ho, ho!


Squashbox Theatre’s new family show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, stockings and sleigh bells to cookies, crackers, presents and puddings!


Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, hear the tale of the first Christmas Tree, play hunt the brussel sprout and endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper.

Wednesday 20 Dec 20172:00pm Book Now
Wednesday 20 Dec 20174:30pm Book Now