Cardiff Players will be taking to the stage at the end of July with a comedy drama from the pens of Ian Hislop and Chris Newman, A Bunch of Amateurs.
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!
- The comedy, directed by Graham Perkins takes place at The YMCA Theatre on July 28 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
- Book now via http://www.cardiffplayerstheatre.co.uk