A Bunch of Amateurs – by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman : Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th March 2018

Cliffe Theatre Stockton on Tees


Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood star Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford.

However, this is not the birthplace of the Bard but a sleepy Suffolk village and instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi, 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 amateur thespians before he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

A great comedy with plenty of twists and turns before the opening night.


Click here to view photographs from Dress Rehearsal night


Stage Crew

Set Design and Construction David Grimshaw (Assisted by Linda Cuthbert, Ben Thompson, Alex Farr, Margaret Farr and Ray Paris)

Lighting and Sound Mark Brookes

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