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IWelcome to The Nods Theatre Company website.  We are a small amateur group based in Ockbrook, Derbyshire, established in 1978 and celebrating our 40th year.

A Bunch Of Amatuers - Nick Newman & Ian Hislop

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 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!

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