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Cheltenham Operatic & Dramatic Society presents

A Bunch of Amateurs

2 February - 9 February
A Bunch of Amateurs

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Directed by Paul Avery

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 amateur thespians.

This hilarious comedy is from the pens of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, who between them have written for Private Eye, Spitting Image, Murder Most Horrid and Have I Got News For You.

SPECIAL OFFER: opening night seats just £10 (price will amend at payment)

PLEASE NOTE: previously advertised performances on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February no longer taking place


An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Concessions
Saturday, 2nd February 2019 19:30 Main House £14 -
Wednesday, 6th February 2019 19:30 Main House £14 -
Thursday, 7th February 2019 19:30 Main House £14 -
Friday, 8th February 2019 19:30 Main House £14 -
Saturday, 9th February 2019 14:30 Main House £14 -
Saturday, 9th February 2019 19:30 Main House £14 -