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A Bunch of Amateurs

Thursday 2 7.30pmNovember


Apollo Theatre

Pyle Street
PO30 1JT

01983 527267

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A Bunch of Amateurs


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The Apollo Theatre will not be taking bookings for this event. Please use Red Tie Theatre

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, this is a not to be missed comedy.

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!