Performances at 7:30pm.
Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)
This play contains strong language. Suitable for ages 14 & over
The production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
Jefferson Steele is a fading A-list Hollywood hero who needs a boost to his career. His agent saves the day by finding the perfect role for him as Shakespeare’s King Lear at Stratford. On arrival in the UK he finds that instead of performing at the RSC in Stratford-on-Avon he's booked to appear in sleepy Stratford St. John in Suffolk miles away from anywhere, with a bunch of enthusiastic am-dram thespians desperate to save their theatre from property developers.
Full of twists and turns, Hislop and Newman's clever writing includes plenty of comedic moments. You will easily recognise some of the wonderful types that Dorothy, the director of the Stratford Players, has in her cast. These include bitter solicitor Nigel, leading light of the group who expected to play Lear and Mary, playing the Fool, who idolises Jefferson and is only too thrilled to welcome him into her B&B!
Carolyn and Huw are new Maskers, having moved to Southampton a few months ago, and so this is their first show. They say it’s been great fun and very interesting to see the production come together.
Originally from Leatherhead, A Bunch of Amateurs is Ralph’s first play with Maskers. He has been having a huge amount of fun with this incredibly talented and wonderfully funny team. Ralph has little experience in the theatre; however, he has been a part of 'action sports' movies, one of which is on Netflix.
Martin has enjoyed being a member of the Maskers for 27 years, being involved in a wide cross section of plays and having the opportunity to act in leading roles as well as smaller ones. He has also been involved in backstage production with lighting, sound, and props. Martin has made friends for life through the Maskers and is looking forward to sharing this production with a truly professional bunch of amateurs.