ETC Theatre Company, by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, are proud to announce their next production.
Based on the 2008 film starring Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton and Samantha Bond this hilarious stage adaptation is just the tonic for those long winter nights.
Directed by Steve Brigden
Teaser trailer - Jefferson Steel - Ultimate Finality 4
A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
8th - 10th March 2018
More laughs than you can shake a speare at !
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 Stony Stratford, a historic town now part of Milton Keynes.
But 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!