A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs (play)

Trademark Theatre

Following the success of The Wipers Times and Trial By Laughter, the Trademark and The Everyman Theatre presents Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s hilarious comedy A Bunch of Amateurs.

DIRECTOR
Robin Herford

PRODUCERS
David Parfitt
Karl Sydow

WRITTEN BY 
Ian Hislop
Nick Newman

CAST
TBC

DESIGNER
TBC

LIGHTING DESIGNER
TBC

SOUND DESIGNER
TBC

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
TBC


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 Shakespeare, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of starring alongside Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from ruthless developers.

Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic amateur thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!


Trial By Laughter