'Monmouth' Lyme Regis Community Play 2017

by The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th April 2017 we successfully raised £110 with 2 supporters in 56 days

Raising money for 'Monmouth' a brand new community play for and about the people of Lyme Regis, Dorset.

by The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom

What's it all about?

'Monmouth' is a brand new play commissioned by the Marine Theatre and telling the gripping story of the Monmouth Rebellion which began on the beach in Lyme Regis in 1685. The play is being written by Lyme-born writer for stage and screen Andrew Rattenbury (Tempest of Lyme, Golden Hour, Doc Martin).

Following the huge critical success of last summer's sell-out community show 'The Tempest of Lyme' we want to put on a fantastic memorable production telling this story of Lyme's history. We want to involve up to 100 members of our local community onstage and backstge and we will welcome people of any age and ability to be involved in this amazing experience. 

Here's what last year's cast members said about their experience:

'...such an amazing experience'

Katy Henderson, 14, actor in The Tempest of Lyme

'...a wonderful experience which I feel very proud to have been a part of! I have met so many lovely people through The Tempest of Lyme who I would love to keep in touch with'

Sophie Thomas, 24, Ariel in The Tempest of Lyme

'I feel that I have to speak for the other musicians who had the most wonderful experience supporting the play from a different angle...A special mention to Andrew [Dickson] who was wonderful right to the end in directing and cajoling us not only with our chosen musical instruments but with an array of percussion as well'

Wendy Knee, Musician in The Tempest of Lyme

'Everyone involved in this production gave their all and I was in awe of everyone. I wish it could have gone on longer, I really do. We should be grateful such talent exists in Lyme and its environs from the youngest of our cast to the oldest...'

David Ruffle, actor in The Tempest of Lyme

The show will be performed nightly on the 7th-9th and the 13th-15th of July 2017.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE CAST OR CREW FOR 'MONMOUTH'. Just email [email protected] or phone 01297 442394 to enlist to join the rebellion!

What do we need?


What do we need it for?

£1000 costumes for 100 people (smocks, military clothing etc)

£1000 props (swords, helmets etc - all the accoutrements for a rebellion!)

£500 instruments (trumpets, drums)

£1000 technical, lighting and film

£500 marketing, insurance and printing

£1000 for professional musical director, playwright, movement director, composer and director to work on the show


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You'll receive an invitation to attend our dress rehearsal on Thursday 6th July.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Come and be part of the creative process of 'Monmouth'. Join in a rehearsal or band practice or join the backstage team to find out what goes on behind the scenes. You'll also receive an invitation to the dress rehearsal on Thursday 6th July.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You'll get a free Marine Theatre Friend membership for a whole year. Benefits include discounts on shows, at the theatre bar and in the cafe. You'll join our 'Monmouth' mailing list to receive regular updates about the production. We'll also give you a mention of recognition in the 'Monmouth' programme and on our website.

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

You'll receive a free hour long musical performance at an event or party of your choice by our virtuoso musical director, classical guitarist and archlutist Kevin Avebury. OR Take an hour long masterclass with Kevin in classical guitar or archlute. Find out more about Kevin here: http://kevinavebury.com/

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You'll receive two free Gala tickets to see 'Monmouth' on Saturday 8th July including pre-show fizz and canapes reception plus a post-show meet the cast party! You'll also get a copy of the original script of the play signed by writer Andrew Rattenbury. You'll receive a recognition of thanks on our website and in our 'Monmouth' programme.

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