A Bunch of Amateurs
Date and time: 07/03/2023 - 11/03/2023, 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Players Theatre
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
A washed-up Hollywood star is flown to England to play the title role in King Lear at ‘Stratford’ believing he will be appearing onstage at the legendary Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Instead, he finds he has signed on with the ‘Stratford Players’ in the Suffolk village of Stratford St John. He goes to the United Kingdom with his career deteriorating and having problems with his daughter who is an aspiring actress on the fringes of the New York theatre. The local villagers are somewhat of a motley crew and are naturally delighted to have such an – albeit unsuccessful – star playing with them. The fading American actor has no time for manners and displays an appalling lack of class, considering himself too big for this lowly setting. The transition to humble actor, happy to play with the British actors takes some time, but eventually he is reconciled with his estranged daughter and realises that he is no better, in terms of talent and intelligence, than his amateur colleagues.
Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute.
Mail on Sunday
A terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue.
Tickets cost £8 to £10 available from Thame Town Hall, tel: 01844 212833 or online from thameplayers.co.uk