A Bunch of Amateurs 2022

Play Name
A Bunch of Amateurs
Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Performance Start Date
Wednesday, 13 April, 2022
Performance End Date
Saturday, 16 April, 2022
Gill McVey

Keen to boost his flagging career, 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.