Recent Production

Marlborough Town Hall, 8th to 10th June

directed by Dave Mayer

Keen to boost his flagging career, washed up 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 rather than Dame Judi Dench or Sir Kenneth Branagh the cast are a bunch of amateurs!     

Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians who are desperate to save their theatre from developers. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some hard truths about himself.

Starting life as a film screenplay ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ was adapted by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman who described it as ‘a love letter to amateur dramatics’.  It had its inaugural stage performance at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury in May 2014 where it was met with critical acclaim.

This amateur production of A Bunch of Amateurs is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. On behalf of Samuel French Ltd.