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Dumbo (PG)

April 12th - April 27th
Tue 23

Stones in his Pockets

April 22nd - April 27th
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At Eternity’s Gate (12A)

April 22nd - April 25th
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Metta’s In The Willows

April 24th - April 27th
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Wild Rose (15)

April 26th - May 2nd

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A Bunch of Amateurs

September 30th - October 5th

 

Malvern Theatre Players

A Bunch of Amateurs 

by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd 

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. The enthusiastic am-dram thespians test Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity to the limit as acting worlds collide and his career implodes, but he finally discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear.

Originally conceived as a film in 2008 starring Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond, it was premiered as a Play at the Watermill Theatre in 2014.

“terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue ….. plenty of twists and turns” –  Whatsonstage

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

“a tremendous laugh … terrific tenderness … captures the love and spirit of the best amateur performances” – Stratford Herald

Details

Start:
September 30th
End:
October 5th
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Venue

Coach House Theatre
Grange Rd
Malvern, WR14 3HA

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Price:
£16, £12 over 60 and unwaged
(prices include Malvern Theatres 12% booking fee)
Show Times:
Monday 30th September to Saturday 5th October at 7:30pm
Also Saturday 5th October at 2:30pm

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