Please be sure to note our alternative venue of Badgeworth Hall for the reading. A choice will be made at the end of this final reading as to which play we will be putting on. Auditions to be held the next Wednesday, 9th August at Badgeworth and the selected cast will get together on Wednesday 16th again at Badgeworth. Following this rehearsal we will switch to Thursday evenings at Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall at 7.30pm.
‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman.
A comedy for 4 female and 3 male cast members.
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!