Welcome to Riverside Players


 C U R R E N T   P R O D U C T I O N

Our spring play for 2018 will be
By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Directed by Trish Weller

The show will be performed at the Memorial Hall, Old Windsor, SL4 2RN
from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th March 2018.

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel 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

 T H E   C A S T

DOROTHY NETTLE, Director of the Stratford Players - CHARLOTTE MOORE

NIGEL DEWBURY, Solicitor and leading light of the Stratford Players - SIMON ARNOLD

MARY PLUNKETT, Owner of the Rectory bed and breakfast - JILL DADY

DENIS DOBBINS, Handyman and village Mr Fixit - ALEX TAGGART

JEFFERSON STEEL, A fading Hollywood star - TOM WELLER

LAUREN BELL, Marketing Executive, former Physiotherapist and the sponsor’s wife - LORNA COTTRILL

JESSICA STEEL, Jefferson’s teenage daughter - JOSIE BLACKBURN

 P U B L I C I T Y

Our box office is now open.

If you can help us to advertise our show by putting a poster up at your work place or anywhere else, you can download a copy here.

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