Lyme theatre celebrates 125th birthday with play inspired by its history 

Lyme theatre celebrates 125th birthday with play inspired by its history 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 12:01am 24th November 2019.

The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis is showing a play inspired by its 125-year history.

Are You Going to the Marine? is a story about the town and its people, played through the history of the Marine Theatre. 

Andy Rattenbury wrote the community play based on stories and memories of local people - from 1930s' tea dances through 70s and 80s' discos to the present day.

He said: 

"The play was born of a desire and to mark this as appropriately and fittingly as possible.

"The piece celebrates Lyme and the part the theatre has played in local life since its inception all that time ago. 

"It also celebrates living by the sea and the privilege of growing up in such a vibrant town."

Marine theatre play, Lyme Regis

Andy says the play includes sing-a-long songs, jokes, music and dancing, as well as poignant moments such as young Lyme Regis men heading off to the Great War in 1914, the sinking of HMS Formidable off the coast there in January 1915, and the local men who left Lyme to fight in World War II. 

Tickets and information:

£6 for adults
£3 for children 

Showing Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th December

You can buy tickets here.