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A Bunch of Amateurs
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele is drawn to England to play the title role in King Lear in what he believes will be a prestigious production in Stratford-upon-Avon. Alarmingly for Steele he finds that he has been tricked by his agent, and is in fact starring with an amateur dramatic company in the tiny Suffolk village of Stratford St John.
Steele’s horror only increases when it becomes blindingly obvious that there’s no Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench and his fellow cast are in fact 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 amdram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Steele’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
“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute” ~ Mail on Sunday