Bury Theatre Workshop presents 'A Bunch of Amateurs' by Ian Hislop and Nick NewmanShakespeare meets Hollywood, and let’s just say they don’t see eye to (Private) eye in this brilliant comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
In the sleepy Suffolk village of Stratford St John, the local am-dram group is in a desperate situation. They need to raise funds to save their little theatre (actually a barn…) so they hit on the idea of asking a well-known actor to play King Lear. That’s bound to raise the money needed!
Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel agrees to take on the role as a way of reviving his flagging career, believing, of course, that he will be playing with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the other Stratford (on Avon!)
Enjoy the mayhem that ensues when Hollywood arrogance butts heads with the village’s own ‘star’ player and see how the women of the company react to having a real-life, womanising action hero in their midst. A love letter to amateur dramatics, as the authors describe it. Plus you get to see all the best bits of King Lear in just 10 minutes!
“And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.”
7.30pm evening performances and a 2pm matinee on the Saturday only
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