Artistic Director Dean Laccohee directs the Autumn 2018 production A Bunch Of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman.
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel 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!
“Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue… plenty of twists and turns” – whatsonstage.com
“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare… a laugh-a-minute” **** – Mail on Sunday
“Delightfully funny” – The Stage