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Bunch of Amateurs, A

Nick Newman, Ian Hislop

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573113734

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.

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

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And 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!
“terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns” ***** - Whatsonstage

“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare...a laugh-a-minute” **** - Mail on Sunday
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