MONMOUTH: THE WEST COUNTRY REBELLION

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 - 7:30 pm

TICKETS: Adults £8.50, Friends £8.00, ES40’s/Students £4.00

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 with original live music and film projection.

Produced 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 (BurntOut Theatre’s ‘Muscovado’; Winner Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015).

Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, and West Dorset District Council. Also supported using public funding by Arts Council England.