A Bunch of Amateurs - December 2022

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!
Cast and Crew
Jefferson Steele - Bob Wells
Dorothy Nettle - Wendy Cann
Mary Plunkett - Lynne Percival
Lauren Bell - Sofia Angulatta
Denis Dobbins - Roger Simmons
Nigel Dewbury - Dallas Stuart
Jessica Steel - Kelly Davis
Voices - Jane Ferre, Des Cann, Janine Thomas-Rietti, Geoff Meddleton, John Rudderham, Matthew Brooks

Director - Madalyn Brooks
Stage Manager - Val Clayton
Front of House & Backstage - Anna Mcalaney, Maureen Frost
Prompt - Geoff Meddleton
Technical - Sam Brooks
Costumes - Rosalyn Young
Graphic Design - Sofia Angulatta
Special thanks - Sharon Young