Artistic Director Dean Laccohee directs A Bunch Of Amateurs, our Autumn 2018 production  by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman. 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” –

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

“Delightfully funny” – The Stage


Jefferson Steele – Richard Sockett

Dorothy Nettle – Josephine Hussey

Jessica Steele – Georgie Bickerdike

Nigel Dewbury – Richard Brown

Mary Plunkett – Caroline Molony

Denis Dobbins – James Rowe

Lauren Bell – Liz Barka

‘The Crew’ – Vicky Spurway, Jennie Osborne, Michelle Gibson


Director – Dean Laccohee

Producer – Marion Stribling

Stage Manager – Louise West

ASM – Vicky Spurway

Props – Laura Harling

Lighting – Max Richardson

Sound – Jason Austin

Costume – Kirsty Flanagan & Angela Chiment

Poster & Publicity Design – Sarah Cornforth




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