Show vows to put smiles on faces

Just Regional
Feb 10, 2023 2 mins read

There is not a great deal going on in the world to smile about at present, but over the recent cold, dark, winter nights, a group of actors have been meeting twice a week to rehearse a comedy to lift our spirits.

Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society will be putting on A Bunch of Amateurs from February 22 to February 25 and they hope it will be a real tonic for the winter blues.

Kat Tindall, who has trodden the boards many times as a member of CSODS, will be making her debut as a director and has been plotting the play since the summer.

The play, at Sheringham Little Theatre, kicks off the company’s 2023 programme, which is set to be very exciting.

The highlight will be a production of Evita at Cromer Pavilion Theatre in May, with the classic Blithe Spirit lined up for October at Sheringham Little Theatre.

A Bunch of Amateurs was written by Ian Hislop (Have I Got News For You?) and Nick Newman, and tells of a washed-up American star who is deceived by his agent into playing King Lear at Stratford.

Unfortunately for him, it turns out not to be the birthplace of the Bard but, instead, is a sleepy Suffolk village…

His arrogance and monstrous ego almost prevent him from submitting to the indignities of rehearsing Shakespeare in a barn, staying in a lowly B&B (without access to the obligatory leisure facilities), or swapping his customary limousine for a borrowed mobility scooter. But, with the help of his enthusiastic and dedicated co-actors, he slowly comes to rethink his pretensions and look at life in a new way.

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