SOAK up an enthralling evening of music when a musician brings his eclectic band to rural Dorset.

See Riot and Lobsters live in Dorset for one night only at Corfe Castle Village Hall on Friday, May 24 at 7.30pm.

Fresh from performances at Bath Theatre Royal and Salisbury Arts Centre, musician Jim Carey is bringing his eclectic band of Saboteurs to Dorset for one special performance with Artsreach, the county’s touring arts charity.

Riots & Lobsters was first created for plays toured nationally by Kneehigh in the 1990s, including Ting Tang Mine, The Bogus, The King of Prussia, and The Riot. All the music has been re-imagined and arranged by the original composer Jim Carey, and played by his 8-piece multi-instrumentalist band, The Saboteurs.

Travel on a musically diverse, story-rich journey from America to Cornwall, telling tales of riots and lobsters, fishermen and miners, corrupt officials and power-driven politicians, pioneers, saboteurs, love and redemption, of course not forgetting the classic yarn about the stomach of a horse that lands on someone’s head!

These diverse and poignant songs easily cross stylistic-boundaries, sometimes folk songs, sometimes ska or swing. Over the course of one fantastic evening lyrical laments, ballads and brass will all tell the stories and bring to life the worlds created by Darke & Carey.

*Riots and Lobsters, Corfe Castle Village Hall, Friday, May 24, 7.30pm. Tickets and further information are available from 07590 352219 or online at