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A Bunch of Amateurs

'So can we go from Act One Scene Three...places please. Apologies from the Duke of Cornwall - his train’s stuck outside Royston and the Duke of Albany’s got childcare problems….' 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! Tickets are £14/£12 and can be purchased from the Box Office on 0203 761 7070 or via the website

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  • Comedy
  • Play
  • Theatre
Address:  Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, Raynes Park
Postcode:  SW20 8RA
Phone Number:  02037617070
Organiser Name:  Lantern Arts Centre
Starts on:  03 April 2019 20:30 PM
Finishes on:  06 April 2019 23:00 PM
Age Group:  Adults
Prices:  £14/£12
Event Reference:  AF1364981