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A Bunch of Amateurs

15 May 2020–23 May 2020

Company of Ten

Main Stage


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. Jefferson’s 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.

The Stage said that ‘the acerbic wit of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman metamorphoses into some hugely funny one-liners verging on farce in the best possible way’. The Mail on Sunday gave the show four stars, saying it was ‘deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare… a laugh-a-minute’.

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 15–Saturday 16 May 2020, 8:00pm
Sunday 17 May 2020, 2:30pm
Tuesday 19 May–Saturday 23 May 2020, 8:00pm

Tickets £13
Concessions £12

Credits & acknowledgements

Nick Newman & Ian Hislop
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Produced by:
Company of Ten

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