Tynemouth Priory Theatre


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A Bunch of Amateurs

16/9/19 - 21/9/19

A Bunch of Amateurs

By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

Directed by Ali Broughton & Ann Leake

 16th – 21st September 2019

Jaded Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele’s movie career is waning. He is thrown a lifeline by his agent, who gives him the opportunity to play King Lear in Stratford. Much to his dismay, on his arrival in England, he discovers that he is not in the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. He is even more dismayed to discover that there is no Kenneth Branagh or Dame Judi Dench, but a bunch of amateur thespians who are trying to save their theatre from developers. The enthusiastic amateurs test Jeffersons’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurities to the limit. In this hilarious comedy, there are plenty of twists and turns as life soon imitates art and Jefferson discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear!

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