A series of theatre productions have been announced for Lyme Regis this summer.

Throughout August the Marine Theatre is presenting three full-length plays in three weeks, presented by Su Gilroy, who has decades of experience in the West End 

The first play begins on Thursday 1st August, which is Patrick Hamilton's Victorian classic ‘Gaslight’.

The second play which opens on Thursday August 8, is the comedy 'Taking Steps' written by playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

The season finale is a sinister thriller made famous by Alfred Hitchcock – ‘Dial “M” for Murder’ by Frederick Knott and will open on Thursday, August 15 and run until Tuesday, August 20.

All three productions will be performed by the same company as part of a Rep Theatre, which is when plays are performed by a resident company in quick succession - often rehearsing for the next play while performing the current title.

Su is encouraging people to come out and enjoy some story-telling this summer and has explained why it can be important.

She said:  “Story-telling is one of the oldest traits of humanity – it’s something we’ve always done. Stories are how we understand the world around us. Look at the impact of the ITV series ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’ – all the excellent journalism around that scandal had not been able to capture the imagination of the public in the same way that telling it as a story did.”