Amateur Hour!

Running Time: 90 mins
Directed by John Trengove | Written by Gwydion Beynon | Starring Glen Biderman-Pam and Jemma Kahn

Though it never saw the critical success of anything else anyone involved with the play has ever done, Amateur Hour! must be someone’s favourite show, it must be...

Amateur Hour! - a loving celebration of rank amateurism - is coming out of retirement. The production premiered at the National Arts Festival in 2013 where it won nothing and played to befuddled houses from Cape Town to Perth (twice).  

★★★★½  "Only artists with an encyclopedic knowledge of performance, theatre and comedy could deliberately stage a show so gloriously shambolic."  - The West Australian, Fringe World, Perth

Jemma Kahn:

Jemma studied Fine Art and Drama in Johannesburg. After graduating she spent two years in Japan where she learned kamishibai - a traditional storytelling style that Jemma brought back to South Africa and made her own in the critically acclaimed trilogy The Epicene Butcher, We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants and In bocca al lupo - all of which she performed hundreds of times (no exaggeration) at The Alexander Bar. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for theatre. 




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Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or by an adult with consent from a parent or guardian.
Seating is unreserved. All the seats are good seats but please arrive in good time to make sure you can sit together.
Also we unfortunately don’t have any wheelchair access to our theatre. There is 1 flight of steps.