Classic characters in Lyme Regis plays

PUBLISHED: 09:57 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

Theatre lovers will be flocking to the Marine Theatre in the next weeks to see two professional theatre shows performed by highly talented actors who are touring England with their successful plays.

Theatre lovers will be flocking to the Marine Theatre in the next weeks to see two professional theatre shows performed by highly talented actors who are touring England with their successful plays.

Both deal with Britain's history; the first, Gradgrind, is an inventive adaptation of Hard Times. With buckets of energy, original new music, mime, movement and puppetry, Icon Theatre bring Dickens' classic novel to life in a fast paced, touching - and at times very funny - innovative stage adaptation. This production is on Wednesday, March 5, at 7.30pm.

Pretty Witty Nell is a one-woman play about the life of Nell Gwyn, the most popular mistress of Charles II. "The king may be your Charles II, but he's Charles III to me - I had a couple of Charlies before him," says Nell of her famous lover. The play is on Friday, March 14, at 8pm.

It is written and performed by Caroline Harding and directed by Chris Gascoyne, who has also directed Coronation Street.

Caroline has been on all the major stages in London and appeared on television.

Tickets for both productions are available from Lyme TIC on (01297) 442138.

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