Red Phoenix Theatre
Holden Street Theatres


Written By: Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Directed By: Michael Eustice

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And 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!

"Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns" ***** Whatsonstage

"Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare...a laugh-a-minute" **** Mail on Sunday

Starring Brant Eustice as Jefferson Steele, Laura Antoniazzi, Derek Crawford, Cheryl Douglas, Lindsay Dunn, Petra Schulenberg, and Tracey Walker.

Approx. Running Time: 2 hours

Performance Dates:
Thursday May 23 - Saturday May 25 @ 7.30pm
Sunday May 26 @ 2.00pm
Wednesday May 29 - Saturday June 1 @ 7.30pm

Holden Street Theatres - The Studio


$25 Full
$19 Concession
$21 Groups 6+