LANE THEATRE, NEWQUAYNewquay's Only Live Theatre
AUDITIONS – Held at Lane Theatre
Monday 2nd March 2020 – 7.00 pm
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS – By Nick Newman and Ian Hislop
Directed by Andy Fox
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!
Requires 4 female and 3 male parts.