Online Editions

28th Jun, 2022

Hilarious 'A Bunch of Amateurs' set to get under way at Droitwich's Norbury Theatre

THERE will be plenty of hilarity when A Bunch of Amateurs – by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop – is performed at Droitwich’s Norbury Theatre.

The show centres on fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel who arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford in a bid to boost his flagging career.

But he finds the is not in the birthplace of the Bard – he is in a sleepy Suffolk village.

Instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, 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.

Performances take place at 7.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 and 2 and on April 7, 8 and 9.

Click here for times, tickets and more.


Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Droitwich Standard.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.