TV scriptwriter Andy writes new community play for hometown

Andy Rattenbury
Andy Rattenbury has written a new community play for Lyme Regis

TELEVISION scriptwriter Andy Rattenbury has written another community play to be staged at the Marine Theatre in his hometown of Lyme Regis.

Following the success of ‘The Tempest’, ‘Monmouth’ and ‘125 Years at the Marine’, Andy has written a new play called ‘Lyme and the Sea’ exploring the town’s close connections with the sea through the ages.

Through many songs, shanties and lively music, actors will celebrate the sea and tell the story.

There will be many parts and opportunities for local performers and community groups to get involved, similar to the show staged for the Marine’s 125th anniversary in 2019.

Organisers are also looking for a backstage crew, costume and makeup enthusiasts to work with them on the show.

Planning workshops in different skill sets will be staged to make this a learning and supportive experience for everyone, including young people.

The next step will be a preview meeting to share more information, to be held at the Marine Theatre on October 10 at 5pm and October 13 at 6pm.

Casting will then be held in early December and weekly rehearsals will start in January, later moving to twice weekly rehearsals including some weekends after the February half term.

Tracey Blech, one of the organisers, said: “So put these dates in your diaries and come along to one of the preview meetings to find out more and meet the team.

“We want to tell you about the play and the parts and give more detail about auditions. See you at the Marine!”

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