A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Two Rivers Theatre Company return to the Sir John Mills Theatre this May with the hilarious comedy ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’
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.
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!
Following previous successes with The Vicar of Dibley,Fawlty Towers and last year’s sell out production of Dad’s Army, the Two River cast and creatives are sure to deliver a spectacular comedy performance written by the comedy partnership of Hislop and Newman; who have been responsible for iconic shows including Spitting Image and Dawn French's Murder Most Horrid. Not to mention their many satirical writings and appearances on TV shows such as ‘Have I got news for you’.
It’s sure to be a treat!
An Amateur Prodution from Two Rivers Theatre Company