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Arts Centre Washinton

Matchbox Theatre... A Bunch of Amateurs

Matchbox Theatre... A Bunch of Amateurs

13 April 2018 - 14 April 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £8.00 / £7.00 (conc)

By Nick Newman & Ian Hislop

An amateur production by Matchbox Theatre

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear at Stratford only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard but some sleepy Suffolk village.  And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judie 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 career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!