New show season from Ipswich Little Theatre

Ipswich Play

A comedic clash of cultures packed with laugh-a-minute dialogue with plenty of twists and turns, ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ presented by Ipswich Little Theatre, is an hilarious and ulimately moving British comedy.
A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ivan Hislop and Nick Newman
Director: Shane Mallory
Assistant Director: Aaron Evans
19 September-5 October 2019
Public Performances: 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 September 4, 5 October
Performances start at 8pm nightly and 2pm for matinees. (two matinees per season).
They wished for a star… then wished they hadn’t. Jefferson, an ageing, out of work, vain, Hollywood action hero desperate to revive his flagging career arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford. He believes he has landed the role of a lifetime … only to discover he has agreed to star as King Lear for a dramatic society in Stratford St. John, a sleepy English village in Suffolk.
Instead of performing with Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judy Dench, Jefferson’s monstrous ego is tested to the limit by this enthusiastic group of amateurs. As acting worlds collide and his career implodes, he discovers some home truths about himself!
Rated M: Coarse Language, Sexual References and Adult Themes.
Bookings and info online at and at the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, 14 Queens Victoria Parade Queens Park or on 3281 0555. General enquiries at
All performances are at the historic Incinerator Theatre, 15 Burley Griffin Drive, Queens Park (licensed, hot beverages, snacks). Devonshire teas served at the matinees. First Saturday of each season is a complimentary wine and cheese evening. Gates open 45 minutes before curtain up.
Become a subscriber and save on normal prices Vouchers available at the Visitor Information Centre or from Secretary Di Johnston on 0447 191 954 or
A dinner/theatre deal is available through Tomato Brothers in Limestone Street. Present your theatre tickets for the show and save 25 per cent off your bill.
There is ample parking and the venue is wheelchair friendly. Please advise if wheelchair seating is required when booking.