Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion Friday 15th September 2017 7:30pm
Monmouth: The West Country Rebellion
Friday 15th September 2017
at The Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport is attacked, gunfire can be heard on the outskirts of town culminating in a shoot out at the Bull Hotel…
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, singers and musicians, with original live music and film projection.
Developed 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 (Burn.co.ukt Out Theatre’s Muscovado; Winner Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.) Supported by the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis and West Dorset District Council.
(Friday) 7:30 pm
Bridport Arts Centre
South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR