Amateur hour promises to be a fitting tribute to Burt
King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society were this week mourning the loss of the original lead man inthe their next production, Hollywood superstar Burt Reynolds.
With rehearsals well underway, the cast of A Bunch of Amateurs have taken time out in the demanding schedule to remember the brilliance he brought to the role of Jefferson Steele.
Being performed at the Guildhall of St George,A Bunch Of Amateurs, is a comedy written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman,which is being directed by Sarah Krill, and opens on Thursday, November 1.
The plot revolves around fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele (Burt Reynolds) who arrives in England keen to boost his flagging career.
Due to what his agent had told him, he was expecting to play King Lear in Stratford, however finds that this ‘Stratford’ 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, due to the local council withdrawing all funding support!
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!
Filled with comedy and references to the work of the Bard, the fast-paced comedy is illustriously directed by the skilful and talented Sarah Krill.
It is guaranteed to leave you with more than a smile on your face.
A Bunch of Amateurs is a show about how life can throw up the most unexpected things and the comical way we all seem to succeed despite it.
KLODS point out that all tickets are £10 despite a recent error in the Alive Leisure Corn Exchange brochure and there is no matinee.
Tickets from the Corn Exchange box office 01553 764864 and via www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk