THE Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis is planning to host more “good value nights for the community” following an audience survey.
The events will include musical entertainment to suit all tastes, starting with the return of reggae nights at the Marine this Saturday.
A huge night of reggae, ska and roots, with live music and DJs will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, headlined by Gringo Ska, a group that plays authentic early reggae, rocksteady and ska.
Also on the bill is DJ Ska Au Go Go, aka Glen Wilcox. He is the frontman from many ska bands, including The Simmertones and Too Hot.
Since the age of 10 he has amassed one of the biggest collections of Jamaican records in the country and for 35 years he has supported some of the biggest names on the reggae scene, such as The Beat, Bad Manners, UB40, The Skatilites and Desmond Dekker.
Based in Frome, Gringo Ska is a South West favourite and was The Independent’s pick of Glastonbury Festival.
“Their smiley, happy ska replete with soaring flute jamming alongside sax was the perfect lunchtime fodder. A smiling crowd made up of everyone from first-time festival teenagers to be-rucksacked pensioners gave them a glorious and fitting reception.”
This event is for 18s and over, doors will be open from 7.30pm til midnight and tickets cost £6 in advance or £8 on the door.
The next music night will be the 1980s-theme ‘Into the Groove’ on Friday, February 9th.
Lyme Regis will return to the world of Reeboks, ET and big hair for the special 80s night. The disco will be headlined by Bridport DJ Shaun ‘Shoei’ Foot, who has over 20 years’ experience of igniting dancefloors, and revellers can expect all the hits from Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Clash Duran Duran, and many more.
Over the top eighties fancy dress is encouraged, but not compulsory. The event is for 18s and over, with doors open from 8pm to midnight. Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7 on the door.
Gabby Rabbitts, director of the Marine Theatre said: “Following our audience survey and meeting many people in Lyme Regis, we are keen to provide something for everyone in the community. This is a good value night out, which is fun and accessible.”
For tickets for either events, phone Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138 between 10am and 3pm or book online at marinetheatre.com