by ian Hislop and Nick Newman
An hilarious play about an amateur dramatic group from a village in Stratford St. John in Suffolk. In the hope of saving their theatre they manage to get a celebrity, an ageing Hollywood action hero, to play King Lear for them. Unfortunately, he thinks he is performing at Stratford-on-Avon! Perhaps you can imagine the consequences...
Come and enjoy many hearty laughs at our lovely theatre.
Some years ago we were lucky enough to obtain premises at the former fruit and vegetable warehouse on Brewery Lane. Through much hard work, grants and donations a theatre was formed which now seats 150 people and represents one of the most well equipped, professional-standard amateur theatres in the county. The theatre now stages IES productions as well as outside theatre and musical companies and also plays host to Ilminster Cinema Club, Ile Valley Flower Club and many other social clubs. The Theatre is also available for private hire for parties and corporate events.