A Bunch of Amateurs
A Bunch of Amateurs

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A Bunch of Amateurs

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Following the success of The Wipers Times and Trial By Laughter the Everyman Theatre Company is proud to present Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's hilarious 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!


Opening Night Two For One, £2 off price bands 1 - 3 for under 16s and over 60s, £3.50 off price bands 1 - 2 for ETA Members. Group and Education Savers available call 01242 695574 for Group and School Bookings. Savers and discounts subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Cast & Credit


Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Written by

Jonathan Gershfield and John Ross

From an original story by