SDC open new season with A Bunch of Amateurs
By Ron Ellis
SOUTHPORT Dramatic Club open their new season with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s comedy, A Bunch of Amateurs directed by Stephen Hughes-Alty.
Anxious to revive his flagging career, egotistical Hollywood star, Jefferson Steele, accepts an offer to come to England to play King Lear at Stratford.
Unfortunately, when he arrives on these shores he finds that the venue is not the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford upon Avon but an amateur company at Stratford St. Maty, a little village in Suffolk. Furthermore, the company is on its last legs and this could be the show to save it. Steele is horrified and wants to get on the next plane back to America but…. he has a contract so will he rise to the occasion and take the part?
A hilarious show, which was a successful film in 2008 with the late Burt Reynolds in the star role, A Bunch of Amateurs opens at the Little Theatre from Friday, Sept 21 until Saturday, Sept 29.
Tickets at the Box Office Tel 01704 530521/530460