As One returns to Mary Anning

AS One Theatre Company is touring a new play about the famous Lyme Regis fossil hunter Mary Anning, premiered at the company’s home  town, Weymouth, in September.

There are further Dorset dates at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on 6th October and Dorchester Arts at Sunninghill School on Saturday 9th, with further dates planned for the autumn and the new year.

Lost in Time begins in1846. Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, Mary Anning reflects on her life. By challenging the status quo while making remarkable strides in a male-dominated scientific world, her work threatens to disprove the very foundations she was raised on.

Haunted by hallucinations of friends, enemies and even the creatures she spent her life hacking out of the living rock, Anning tries to make sense of her existence in her last moments.

With company founder Jane McKell as Mary Anning, the play has been written by Peter John Cooper and is directed by Marta Vella. It features As One’s regular blend of narrative, movement, music and visuals to tell this true story about legacy and coming to terms with the past.