A busy festive season at the Marine Theatre

'The Little Match Girl' will come to the Marine Theatre on December 20

A COMPLIMENTARY screening of classic Christmas film ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ on December 22 will be the culmination of a busy festive season at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

‘The Little Match Girl’ is family-friendly Christmas show inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale. Set in London on a snowy Christmas Eve, a little girl encounters the funny and zany characters of the vibrant city streets.

This madcap and heartwarming show of visual storytelling, live music, and puppetry is written by T. A. Woodsmith, winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.

It will be held at the Marine Theatre on Thursday, December 20.

On December 15, families will welcome the return of the popular cinema double bill that sold out last year. This time, the Marine is screening Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, and the sixties classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Another community event is the Marine Players staging of ‘A Christmas Carol’, which has five shows from December 50 to 8. It marks 175 years since the publication of the Dickens classic.

The Marine Players is a talented local drama group based in Lyme Regis. Formerly the Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, the group was were formed in 2016 to forge a closer relationship with the Marine, and attract a wide-ranging membership.

Theatre director Gabby Rabbitts said: “We’ve had a great year here at the Marine with fantastic support from our community and beyond from the likes of the Gannett Foundations, Lyme Regis Town Council, Ian Gillan, and Ian McKellen.

“Our free screening is our gift to the town and others to thank them for their support.”

Details and tickets for all the above events are available by calling 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com 

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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