A BUNCH OF AMATEURS
The third play of the 2019 Season.
Written by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Directed by Barbara Wilcox
In this hilarious comedy, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
Jefferson Steel - Barry Ashworth
Dorothy Nettle - Sue Hilton
Jessica Steel - Sara Norse
Nigel Dewbury - David Walker
Mary Plunkett - Moyra Dobson Welch
Denis Dobbins - Alan Levesley
Lauren Bell - Leonie English
Tickets: Mon-Wed £8, Thurs-Sat £10. Book here.