A Chorus of Disapproval

A Chorus of Disapproval

A Chorus of Disapproval

A Chorus of Disapproval


A diffident widower attempts to escape loneliness by joining the local amateur light operatic society. By accident rather than by design (in fact, by not saying "no" to anything be it a request to obtain confidential information from his company or an offer of illicit sex) he advances from a small part to the lead. Parallels are skillfully drawn between The Beggar's Opera and the day to day activities of the society which is performing it. The National Theatre's production starred Michael Gambon as the shambling, madcap producer.

'A brilliance and invention remarkable even by his standards.' - Financial Times'Symmetrically shaped, psychologically acute and painfully, heart breakingly funny.' - The Guardian

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  • Cast Attributes: Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Adult


Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

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