A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs

Following the success of The Wipers Times, the Everyman Theatre Company is proud to present Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s hilarious new comedy 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 sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of starring alongside Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from ruthless 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!

Duration: 2 hours 20mins with interval

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

Trademark Touring, Anthology Theatre, Karl Sydow and the Everymand Theatre Company

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman from an original story by Jonathan Gershfield and John Ross

Age guideline 14+

Post show talk: Wednesday


  • Funny, touching and uplifting.
    The Oxford Times on The Wipers Times 2018
  • Another winner for Hislop and Newman... it's a real crowd pleaser.
    What'sOnStage on Trial by Laughter 2018

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