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A Bunch of Amateurs

April 26 @ 19:30 - 21:30

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 27th Apr 2024

£14
Frome Drama presents A Bunch of Amateurs, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.

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 the 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.

This terrific comedy, written by Ian Hislop (Have I Got News For You) and Nick Newman (Spitting Image) is “packed with killer comic dialogue” (Whatsonstage) and is “deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh a minute” (Mail on Sunday).

Details

Date:
April 26
Time:
19:30 - 21:30
Cost:
£14
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Website:
http://www.merlintheatre.co.uk/whats-on/performances/a-bunch-of-amateurs/

Venue

Merlin Theatre
Bath Road
Frome, BA11 2HG
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Phone:
01373 465949
Website:
www.merlintheatre.co.uk