• Kathy Churchill

We are delighted to announce our autumn production.

The autumn production will be 'A Bunch of Amateurs' written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman with kind permission from Samuel French.

A short precis of the story is as follows:

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!

After an excellent audition night, our director Sue Fraenzel has cast the production as follows:

Cast list Jefferson Steel Peter Hilton Nigel Dewbury Ian Baird Denis Dobbins Glenn Hurlock Dorothy Nettle Claire Harries Mary Plunkett Nina Treblicock Lauren Bell Katie Tassell Jessica Steel Saranna Parlone

It will be performed from Weds 31st October to Sat 3rd November at Framlingham College.

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