A Bunch Of Amateurs, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Directed By David Lester. Audition Dates:Tue 19th & Thu 21st June 2018 at 7.45pm. Performance Dates:21st – 29th September 2018 (8 nights, to be confirmed).
This will be a fun play to do with the added challenge of how to be convincing as an amateur actor. And it comes with acting out some scenes from King Lear!
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to discover that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Julie Dench, the cast are amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by our enthusiastic amateur thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself.