Our December production will be ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Directed by Nicci Pennicott
Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th December 2018
At The South Downs Centre Memorial Hall
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. 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