A Bunch of Amateurs

by Ian Hislop & Nick Newark

Directed by Janet Dawson

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!

To be announced

  • Doors Open: 45 mins before the show starts


07 - 10 Feb 2024


Doors Open at 6.45pm
19:30 - 22:00


From £11

Production by

Broughton Players

Broughton Players commenced productions in 1946 moving from Whittington Lane to Broadway in 1959 and in to Preston Playhouse in 1978, which has enabled them to work in a real theatre and form a closer working relationship with the other groups using the Playhouse building.

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