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Marine Theatre calling for actors to be involved in an open-air production of The Tempest

PUBLISHED: 15:38 12 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:38 12 April 2016

Peter Wiles

The Marine Theatre is calling for actors amateur and professional to be involved in an open-air production this July of Shakespeare’s The Tempest celebrating Lyme’s seafaring history in the Americas

This July the Marine Theatre will stage a major open-air production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest on Theatre Square in Lyme Regis. The production will be directed by Marine Theatre Artistic Director Clemmie Reynolds who will be creating an exciting new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play with the theatre’s Patron, award-winning playwright and native of Lyme, Andrew Rattenbury. This new adaptation of the play will weave into Shakespeare’s tale about the magical mysterious island, the story of Lyme naval hero Sir George Somers, who founded Bermuda, colonised Virginia and whose shipwreck allegedly inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The performances from 19-24 July will celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of Lyme’s twinning with St George’s in Bermuda.

The Marine Theatre is looking for actors of all ages - amateur or professional - as well as musicians, singers, dancers, and performers of any kind; plus backstage helpers, prop-makers, set and costume-makers to join the company of the Marine Players for this ambitious production. No one will be turned away, all they are looking for is people able to commit to weekly rehearsals from April-July, and willing to join in and have fun.

Email clemmie@marinetheatre.com for more info or to register your interest.

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