A Bunch of Amateurs – by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

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Presented by The St Ursula Players

The award-winning St Ursula Players return to the stage with this rip-roaring English comedy about a bunch of misfit country folk and a fading Hollywood star.

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

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