A Bunch of Amateurs


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 Shakespeare, but a quiet Suffolk village . And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from closing down. 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!

This production promises twists, turns and laugh out loud moments. This witty and heartfelt play will make audiences catch the theatre bug with it’s hilariously relatable characters and it’s heartfelt dialogue.

Cast List

  • Dorothy Nettle – Morag Cronshaw
  • Nigel Dewbury – Andrew Brooke
  • Mary Plunkett – Ruth Till
  • Denis Bobbins – Jez Ellis
  • Jefferson Steel – Howard Cronshaw
  • Lauren Bell – Claire Sadler
  • Jessica Steel – Lilly Baker

Directed by George Stringer


19th, 20th, 21st April 2018, 7.30pm

All tickets: £10

Herbert Shiner School

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