The Bart Players

An Amateur Drama Group

Upcoming Productions


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Bart Players are proud to present “A Bunch of Amateurs” by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop, by kind permission of Samuel French.

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!

This is a performance by amateurs.

Performances will be held at the Canon Lindsay Hall (St Bartholomew’s Church Hall), 183 Stranmillis Road, Belfast on 28 and 29 February 2020 at 7.30pm.


Tickets are £10 (plus booking fee) available from