Sunday, 12 March 2017

This July in Lyme Regis (2017)

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 Devon, Dorset and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on English soil, and to take the first step towards modern democracy.

This new play will be staged during the last three weekends of July 2017 as our next Community Play with an expected cast and crew of 100 people, in partnership with the Arts University Bournemouth.

Performances (times to be confirmed) will be on:

Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July

We’d love to hear from anyone interested in being involved onstage or backstage. All ages and abilities are welcome! If you are interested please email:

Casting will take place on Monday 27th February 5.30pm-8.30pm and Monday 6th March 5.30-6.30pm.

In the build up to 'Monmouth' there’s a host of talks, films and events throughout the Spring at the Marine exploring the history behind the play in our ‘Monmouth Events’ series (see for details).

Friday, 20 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Three Swans Frome

No particular connection to the Rebellion but it was certainly there at the time of Monmouth's visit and is in the heart of Frome a place with a deep history in Somerset.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Lyme Regis Monmouth Rebellion Presentation & Play Reading | Thursday 9th February 2017



Presentation: The Monmouth Rebellion and the journey to Sedgemoor
Chris Copson, Curator of The Keep Military Museum, Dorset

Chris Copson acts as the curator of The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester and is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Monmouth Rebellion. Join him for a unique and captivating presentation detailing how the revolt played out from its origin to its culmination at Sedgemoor.

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Monmouth writer Andrew Rattenbury (Golden Hour, Doc Martin) gives us a sneak preview of our new community play, Monmouth.