Stratford Players presents

A Bunch of Amatuers by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

A Bunch of Amateurs

By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Directed by Bob Thomson
Assistant Director Belinda Gee
15th – 23rd October 2021 at 8:00pm in the Main Theatre
Matinee on October 23rd at 2:30pm

Duration: Approximately 1hr 50mins including one interval.

If you thought Lockdown was bad…wait till you see this Bunch of Amateurs!

Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute.

Mail on Sunday

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!

Part of the Barn’s 2021-2022 Season.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Bob Thomson
Assistant Director
Belinda Gee

CREATIVE TEAM

Production Manager
Stage Manager
Lighting
Set Design

MEDIA & REVIEWS​

Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute.

Mail on Sunday
4

A terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue.

Whatsonstage
5

Probably the best play ever by the Digswell Player.

Welwyn Hatfield Times
5

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