show
The Maskers' Studio Theatre
13 - 18 May 2019

Performances at 7:30pm.  

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

This play contains strong language. Suitable for ages 14 & over

The production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD


Hollywood royalty takes on the Bard with comedic consequences!

Perfect Casting?

Jefferson Steele is a fading A-list Hollywood hero who needs a boost to his career. His agent saves the day by finding the perfect role for him as Shakespeare’s King Lear at Stratford. On arrival in the UK he finds that instead of performing at the RSC in Stratford-on-Avon he's booked to appear in sleepy Stratford St. John in Suffolk miles away from anywhere, with a bunch of enthusiastic am-dram thespians desperate to save their theatre from property developers.

Full of twists and turns, Hislop and Newman's clever writing includes plenty of comedic moments. You will easily recognise some of the wonderful types that Dorothy, the director of the Stratford Players, has in her cast. These include bitter solicitor Nigel, leading light of the group who expected to play Lear and Mary, playing the Fool, who idolises Jefferson and is only too thrilled to welcome him into her B&B!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Hazel Burrows
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Lauren Bell is played by Marie McDade
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Jessica Steele is played by Molly McDade
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Nigel Dewbury is played by Philip de Grouchy
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Dorothy Nettle is played by Jan Spiers
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Mary Plunkett is played by Maria Head
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Jefferson Steel is played by John Carrington
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Denis Dobbins is played by Adam Taussik
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Reporters are played by Huw & Carolyn Thomas, Ralph Baggs, Martin Caveney
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Creative Team

Production Manager
Jill Desborough
Musical Director
Ruth Kibble
King Lear Consultant
Ken Hann
Stage Manager
Kathryn Salmon
Set Designer
Hazel Burrows & John  Hamon
Lighting Designer
Tony Lawther
Lighting Operator
tba
Sound Designer
Jamie McCarthy
Sound Operator
tba
Costume Design & Wardrobe
Sheana Carrington
Properties & Furniture
Alison Tebbutt

Ticket Information

Tickets £11

No concessions

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Programme
Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Director:- Peter Court;   Marketing Team:- Sarah Russell, Angela Stansbridge, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker;   Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photography:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney
 
 
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Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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