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A Chorus of Disapproval

By Alan Ayckbourn
Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th November
7.45pm (Saturday matinee 3pm), Main Stage

Alan Ayckbourn’s musical, comic masterpiece follows a shy young widower in his attempts to escape from loneliness by joining PALOS, the local amateur light operatic society. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, infighting, and jealousy. By accident, rather than design, he advances from a one-line part to the leading role in a production of The Beggar’s Opera; a piece that has strange parallels with the emotional turmoil and social and political manoeuvrings of the amateur society.

Alan Ayckbourn has said that he liked the idea of writing about an amateur drama group as “it gives a very good cross-section of every level of society. This is a happy show that seems to ring bells with a lot of audiences and, by including a number of marvellous songs from The Beggar’s Opera, I could hardly go wrong!”

Dafydd ap Llewellyn - Paddy Cooper 
Guy Jones - Tom Sainsbury 
Hannah Llewellyn - Josie Murphy 
Bridget Bains - Allana Taylor 
Mr Ames - Harry Chambers 
Enid Washbrook - Frances Bodiam 
Ted Washbrook - Nick Giles 
Jarvis Huntley-Pike - Michael Rossi 
Rebecca Huntley-Pike - Penny Weatherall 
Ian Hubbard - Simon Clarke 
Fay Hubbard - Helen Chapman 
Crispin Usher - Lawrence Ellis 
Linda Washbrook - Eden Vansittart

Director - Jeff Graves 
Asst. Director - Cathy Stacey 
Musical Director - Emma Fleming 
Stage Manager - Emma Miles 
Assistant SM - Hazel Garnade 
Assistant SM - Chris Routledge 
Set Design - Gabriella Ihasz 
Costumes - Simon Crump 
Light Design - Matthew Faquhar


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