A Bunch of Amateurs

September 2019

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.


Mary Plunkett

Sylvie Townsend

Dorothy Nettle

Lucy Crawford

Nigel Dewbury

Tom Kirkbride

Jefferson Steele

Don McKay

Dennis Dobbins

Tony Watson

Jessica Steel

Amy Saffrette

Lauren Bell

Maxine McKay