Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 20 Jun 2020,
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
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