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: officeassistant@marinethea
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 www.marinetheatre.com for details).