Henley Players to Perform Ian Hislop Comedy A Bunch of Amateurs

The Henley Players are delighted to announce their Autumn Production for 2023,  A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman which will be performed at The Kenton Theatre from 18-21 October 2023.

The show sees ageing Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele is looking forward to reviving his career by acting with the likes of Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench in a production of King Lear at the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. What he hasn’t counted on is that the production is actually being staged in Stratford St John, a sleepy village in Suffolk, and his fellow cast members are an enthusiastic bunch of amateur thespians desperately trying to save their theatre. This laugh-out-loud comedy, written by Ian Hislop (Private Eye, Have I Got News For You) and Nick Newman (Spitting Image, Murder Most Horrid) is full of hilarious characters and snappy dialogue as acting worlds collide head-on.

The cast of players includes Peter O’Sullivan playing Jefferson, Pam Pitts, Rowena McMenamin, Steve Mappley, Christie Southwick, Michaela Evans and Mike Mungarvan.

Tickets are priced from £18.50 and the Saturday Matinee on (21 October) you can pay ‘what you want’ from £5 per ticket.


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