21st – 29th September 2018 at 7:30pm
An SDC Production
A comedy by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Directed by Stephen Hughes-Alty
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 The RSC, 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 am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
“Terrific comedy with killer comic dialogue” – (The Stage)