by lan Hislop and Nick Newman
Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele sees an opportunity to boost his career by accepting an offer to play King Lear at Stratford. But when he arrives in England he is horrified to find that instead of appearing with The Royal Shakespeare Company, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, he is actually performing in a sleepy Suffolk village with an enthusiastic amateur theatre company, the Stratford Players, who are trying to save their home from property developers.
Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the am-dram thespians. But as the two acting worlds collide a story worthy of the Bard himself reveals itself – with rivalry, hidden passions, family strife, and a voyage of self-discovery for all the characters.
Performances start 7.30pm at Bolton Little Theatre Hanover Street Mon-Sat. Monday night 3 for 2. Group bookings 10+ £9.00 (please book through the theatre Box Office) Wheelchair space available (please book through the theatre Box Office).
You can book at Bolton Little Theatre box office in person or by telephone on Monday night from 7.30 to 9pm and Friday mornings from 10.30 to 12 noon. You can book during the run of the plays, or you can book online at boltonlittletheatre.ticketsource.co.uk or through this website using the links below. Tickets can be e-tickets (no charge) mobile phone ticket (50p) standard post (£1.50)
Tickets £10 each