St Peter's Hill Players production will see acting worlds collide
St Peter’s Hill Players’ next production is entitled ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ and will be performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre theatre from October 31 till November 2.
The play is a drama/comedy which was penned by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop.
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 things are not quite what he expected.
His destination is not in Warwickshire, but a sleepy village in Suffolk.
No Sir Kenneth Branagh, no Dame Judi Dench, but 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 the opposite ends of the acting world collide, Jefferson’s career implodes as he discovers truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
Please note: This performance contains infrequent use of bad language.
Performances are at 7.30pm each evening and tickets are priced at £9/£8 concessions, available from the box office, call 01476 406158 or visit www.guildhallartscentre.com
This amateur production of A Bunch of Amateurs is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, a Concord Theatricals Company.
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