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A Bunch Of Amateurs

by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

An Amateur performance in association with Samuel French Ltd.

Halifax Thespians
Tue 12th - Sat 16th March 2019

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 enthusastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

5 STARS “terrific comedy, packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns” Whatsonstage

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