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A Bunch of Amateurs


by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman


21st – 23rd June 2018 @ 7.30pm


Carnegie Hall Theatre, Dunfermline


Tickets £9 (£8) available from Carnegie Hall box office on 01383 602302 or through the website www.onfife.com 


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!

“terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue… plenty of twists and turns” ***** Whatsonstage

“Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare…a laugh-a-minute” **** Mail on Sunday