Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, and directed by Steve Askew, with music by Eileen Ryan, A Bunch of Amateurs tells the story of fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel (played by Roy Goodwin), who 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.
Featuring a very strong cast, including Grant Filshill, Roz Morgan, Barry Givens, Sara Curtis and Juliet Lloyd, and newcomer to Harleston Players Amelie Geddis, the production was a great success, much enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences. Comments on facebook included: “Really enjoyed the show. Great Fun. Congratulations to all involved!” and “Saw this last weekend; it was brilliant!”