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The Monmouth Rebellion comes to life
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.
This epic history of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, told through the eyes of Alice who joins the rebellion as a young girl, is performed by a 20-strong cast of South West actors, singers and musicians, with original live music and film projection.
Developed at the Marine Theatre Lyme Regis, this brand new play was created by the team behind The Tempest of Lyme Writer Andrew Rattenbury (The Golden Hour, Doc Martin, The Postman Always Rings Twice) and Director Clemmie Reynolds (Burnt Out Theatre’s Muscovado; Winner Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.)
Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis and West Dorset District Council.
Performances will be on:
Wed 13 Sep – Regal Theatre, Minehead
Thurs 14 Sep – Phoenix, Exeter
Fri 15 Sep – Bridport Arts Centre
Fri 29 Sep – Shelley Theatre Bournemouth
Sun 08 Oct – Dorchester Arts Centre
Sat 11 Nov – Beehive, Honiton
“Balanced and cleverly paced to ensure that what could have been a stodgy dollop of history was extremely lively and fun, while not in any way diminishing the seriousness of the subject matter… another fine achievement from the pen of Andrew Rattenbury, and the direction of Clemmie Reynolds.” – Bridport Review
“The excitement and terror of these times… are vividly brought to life by an exceptional company” – Fine Times Recorder
Full review: http://www.theftr.co.uk/monmouth-the-west-country-rebellion-at-lyme-regis/
“a superb script that makes light work of the historical exposition describing events through the memories of the 70-year-old Alice Hawkier who as a ballsy 18-year-old had posed as a boy and found herself recruited as Monmouth’s valet. The action was superbly staged with back projection connecting it to modern Lyme and current affairs; while the use of music to conjure period atmosphere and aural descriptions was both inventive and extremely effective.” – Nick Churchill, Dorset Life
Full review: http://www.nickchurchill.org.uk/monmouth-the-west-country-rebellion-15072017/
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Opening times for enquiries and personal research are:-
- Monday from 10 am to 6 pm
- Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm
- Closed Saturday & Monday of Bank Holiday weekends
- Personal research outside these times may be possible if booked in advance
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May we introduce CBA Wessex, the regional organisation of the Council for British Archaelogy. CBA Wessex is a very active group and our conference in November, is in association with Wessex Archaeology and the University of Winchester, where the event will take place. This gives us a much larger venue than in previous years and thus enables us to invite many more people interested in archaeology.
There is a programme of speakers, stalls, interactive displays and retail opportunities.
The Young Archaeologist Club (YAC) will have their own events, but also is part of the main conference.
We would also appreciate your helping to promote this event – further details below.
From Bones to Drones: Science in Archaeology
Poster for this year’s conference
Help CBAW promote this event.
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If you want multiple copies or copies of A3 size please contact Andy Manning at Wessex Archaeology who will be able to supply same.
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CBA Wessex Reminder Notices
CBA Wessex can offer grants.
Also on offer a range of study days and walks.
Payments to CBA Wessex for Study Days, membership payments etc. can now be made on-line. Details on our website under the relevant event. Do let our treasurer know from whom and what the payment is for. She has said that any payment that is not recognised will be treated as a donation.