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A Bunch of Amateurs

Red Phoenix Theatre Company present


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!

Starring Brant Eustice as Jefferson Steele, Laura Antoniazzi, Derek Crawford, Cheryl Douglas, Lindsay Dunn, Petra Schulenberg, and Tracey Walker.

Reviews for A Bunch of Amateurs

"★★★★★ - Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns" - Whatsonstage

"★★★★ - Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare...a laugh-a-minute" - Mail on Sunday

A Bunch of Amateurs

By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman



Genre: Theatre

Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Duration: 120 mins (incl. 15 min interval)

Season: 2019

Dates: 23 May - 1 Jun

23-25 & 29 May - 1 Jun: 7:30pm

26 May: 2:00pm


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $19.00
Group: $21.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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