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 Devon, Dorset
and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on
English soil, and to take the first step towards modern democracy.
This new play will be staged during the last three weekends of July
2017 as our next Community Play with an expected cast and crew of 100
people, in partnership with the Arts University Bournemouth.
Performances (times to be confirmed) will be on:
Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July
In the build up to 'Monmouth' there’s a host of talks, films and events
throughout the Spring at the Marine exploring the history behind the
play in our ‘Monmouth Events’ series (see www.marinetheatre.com for details).