THE FINAL weeks of famous fossil hunter Mary Anning’s life will be performed on stage.

The palaeontologist became known around the world for finds she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds in cliffs at Lyme Regis and her fascinating life is the subject of a new film starring Kate Winslet.

READ MOREMary Anning: Lost in Time coming to Lyme Regis

Weymouth-based AsOne Theatre will perform a new play, Lost In Time, telling the story of her last weeks.

A spokesman said: “It is 1846 and the little town of Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, fossil hunter Mary Anning reflects on her life.

“By challenging the status quo whilst 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.

“AsOne bring their signature magical blend of narrative, movement, music and visuals to tell this true story about legacy and coming to terms with the past.

The show, written by Peter John Cooper and directed by Marta Vella, will be performed at a number of venues over the coming weeks.

Shows will be held at Weymouth Pavilion on Wednesday, September 29; Sturminster Exchange, Sturminster Newton on Saturday, October 2; Marine Theatre, in association with Fossil Festival Lyme Regis, on Wednesday, October 6, and Dorchester Arts, Sunninghill Prep School on Saturday, October 9. Performances will also take place in Exeter, Winchester and Bristol.

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