Our May comedy is A Bunch of Amateurs on 23rd, 24th & 25th May
Directed by Russ Kirton, this is a very funny play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Prepare for an evening of laughter!
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!
“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute” **** Mail on Sunday
“Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue… plenty of twists and turns” ***** Whatsonstage
Where: Wadhurst Commemoration Hall on the High Street.
When: Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th May & Saturday 25th May at 7.30 pm
Doors & Bar open half an hour before curtain up.
Tickets are just £8 for a sparkling evening’s entertainment from an award-winning team.
Available from Southern Cross Travel in Wadhurst High Street, next door to the Commem or online at TicketSource (small booking fee applies to online sales).
Group discounts available for bookings of 10 or more seats at one performance – ask at Southern Cross or ring Catherine on 01892 783384.
Look out too for our English Tearoom on the Commemoration Hall forecourt…
Once again, with help from the Mount School, to aid their students’ work experience, we’ll be serving delicious tea/ coffee, cakes and more on the following dates:
Sat 18th 10am-12 noon
Mon 20th – Fri 24th
Thur 23rd & Sat 25th
pre show 6-7.30pm
Get in the mood with some delicious refreshments and support this very worthwhile endeavour.