Our Next Performance:
‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
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 Shakespeare, but a quiet Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from closing down. 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!
This production promises twists, turns and laugh out loud moments. This witty and heartfelt play will make audiences catch the theatre bug with it’s hilariously relatable characters and it’s heartfelt dialogue.
Performances will be 19th, 20th and 21st of April at the Herbert Shiner Centre, curtain up at 7:30pm
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Petworth Players is Petworth’s resident Amateur Dramatic Group. Founded in 1956 as the Hampers Green Drama Group we have been performing plays, pantomimes and variety shows for over 50 years. We are affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association NODA.
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We are a friendly group who welcome new members. Even if you have never performed on stage before you will be welcome to come and read for a part in one of our productions and help is always needed front of house, there is something for everyone no matter what your talents! If you would like to give it a try, why not come along to one of our rehearsals, or contact us to find out more.
We aim to put on at least two performances every year. Usually every other year one of them is a pantomime. Recent shows have included: Beauty and the Beast Junior, Aladdin, ‘Are You Being Served?’, High School Musical and Annie.
Rehearsal dates and times can vary so contact us to check when would be best to come along.
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