Henderson Hall
High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0AR

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Oct 19 - 21 2023





A Bunch of Amateurs

The Centralian Players present A Bunch of Amateurs, a comedy by Nick Newman & Ian Hislop.

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!

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

Performance Details

Please note that the Saturday performance will be a matinee showing only, which starts at 2:30 pm.  All other performances remain in our usual evening slots, starting at 7:45 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Online ticket sales are not available within 2 hours of the start of the performance, so any remaining tickets will be available to purchase on the door only.  To confirm ticket availability before arrival, please call our box office on 01923 227392 or email tickets@thecentralians.co.uk.

This amateur production of “A Bunch of Amateurs” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk


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