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A Bunch of AmateursTuesday 20th - Sat 24th February 2018
by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman,
Directed by Nigel Rowe
Jefferson Steele arrives in Stratford to take the lead in “King Lear" to revive his flagging career dominated by 2nd rate action movies.
He thinks he is coming to the RSC in Stratford upon Avon but finds himself in a sleepy Suffolk of Stratford St John with a bunch of amateurs.
What ensues is an unravelling of his reputation leading to a reconciliation with his neglected daughter and a growing admiration for the professionalism of this happy band of amateurs.
This terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue has a great story, with plenty of twists and turns.
Originally a film, it was chosen for the 2008 Royal Film performance which the Queen so enjoyed she requested a special showing at Sandringham for Christmas.
Box OfficeTickets are now available via the Box Office.
2018 MembershipsSubscriptions are now being accepted for 2018 memberships.
To simplify sales of tickets for our first production, it would be appreciated if members would kindly renew beforehand.
A membership form can be downloaded and sent to the Theatre with your renewal fees. Alternatively, you may write to us if this is more convenient for you.
Please enclose a SAE if you wish to have your membership card(s) returned by post, otherwise they will be waiting at the Theatre for your next visit.
Plays, Pints and Pot Luck!A chance for all members to come along and join our reading of "August: Osage County", the Pulitzer and Tony award winning drama by Tracy Letts. Called "the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen for years" this "corrosive black comedy reinvigorates family drama and brings it up to date."
If this intrigues you come and join us as we lift this text off the page and bring it to life! The reading will take place at the theatre on Friday 26th January, starting at 7pm. The bar will be open and please bring a buffet style dish to contribute to a "pot luck" supper.
We are hoping to make play readings a regular event so do come along and if you have any suggestions on material for the future they will be gratefully received.
For any further information contact Sarah McCarthy
Touching the Void (2003) - Fri 19th January 7.45pmIt’s a true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
An electrifyingly thrilling movie directed by Kevin Macdonald that makes the mountain more than a setting, almost another character in the story. The sheerness of the slope, the friable "meringues" and "cornices" of snow, the sweep and sparkle of the ice – the mountain's terrible beauty is alternately austere, majestic, implacable, ominous, and menacing.
Movie TicketsTickets cost £5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional £2
Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm
Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy
Manifest members are welcome to attend