A Chorus of Disapproval archiveOne of Ayckbourn's funniest and best loved comedies, A Chorus of Disapproval centres on a diffident widower who attempts to escape from his loneliness by joining the local amateur list operatic society. 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, by accident rather than design, from a one-line part to the lead. Ayckbourn's script shows us how painfully embarrassed are the British in the face of emotion and keeps us laughing in happy recognition.


Author: Alan Ayckbourn
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Archive listings for A Chorus of Disapproval

Work type: Play.


10 Mar 22 to 12 Mar 22Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool :: V01384811964
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12 Feb 20 to 14 Feb 20Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool :: V01384811964
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Company Wakefield Little Theatre.
2 Jun 17Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
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Company House Full Productions. Director Anne Chandler. Musical Director Paul Williams.
25 Apr 15 to 2 May 15Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham :: V92
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Company EODS.
25 Feb 15 to 28 Feb 15Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne :: V666
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Producer Sonia Friedman Productions. Director Trevor Nunn. Design Rob Jones. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Fergus O'Hare. Performer Rob Brydon (Dafydd ap Llewellyn). Performer Nigel Harmen (Guy Jones). Performer Ashley Jensen (Hannah Llewellyn). Performer Teresa Banham (Enid Washbrook). Performer Daisy Beaumont (Fay Hubbard). Performer Georgia Brown (Bridget Baines). Performer Rob Compton (Crispin Usher). Performer Matthew Cottle (Ted Washbrook). Performer Steven Edis (Mr Ames). Performer Jessica Ellerby (Linda Washbrook). Performer Barrie Rutter (Jarvis Huntley-Pike). Performer Paul Thornley (Ian Hubbard). Performer Susan Tracy (Rebecca Huntley-Pike).
17 Sep 12 to 5 Jan 13The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End :: V386
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17 Sep 12 to 5 Jan 13The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End :: V386
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Company Artistic Licence Theatre Company.
11 Nov 11 to 12 Nov 11Torch Theatre, Milford Haven :: V820
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Company Queen Margaret University School of Drama And Creative Industries.
27 Apr 10 to 1 May 10Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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Producer Theatre by the Lake (in association with Cumbria County Council). Director Ian Forrest. Performer Richard Galazka. Performer Katie Hayes. Performer Dennis Herdman. Performer Maria Gough. Performer Eliza Hunt. Performer Ben Ingles. Performer Polly Lister. Performer James Nickerson. Performer Aimee Thomas. Performer Simeon Truby. Performer Ella Vale. Performer John Web. Performer Andre Whitehead.
23 May 09 to 4 Nov 09The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
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Company Giffnock Theatre Players.
28 Oct 09 to 31 Oct 09Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow :: V1057
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Company The New Venture Players.
6 Aug 09 to 8 Aug 09Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch :: V41
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Producer Watford Palace. Director Peter Rowe.
24 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
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Producer Mercury Theatre Company. Company New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. Director Peter Rowe. Design Dawn Alsopp. Performer Christine Absalom. Performer Sion Tudor Owen. Performer Julian Harries. Performer Katy Secombe. Performer Katie Kerr. Performer Shona Lindsay. Performer Paul Leonard.
5 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
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Company Poole and Parkstone Productions.
27 Feb 09 to 28 Feb 09Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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Company Spread Eagle Players. Director Ian Phillips.
4 Sep 08 to 6 Sep 08Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
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Company Western College Players. Director Jane Tomkins.
29 Jan 08 to 2 Feb 08Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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Company Mill at Sonning.
19 Jun 07 to 4 Aug 07The Mill, Sonning :: V739
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Company UClan S.U Drama Society.
16 Mar 07 to 17 Mar 07Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
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Company BODS.
19 Jul 06 to 22 Jul 06The Rondo, Bath :: V855
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Producer Theatre Clwyd. Director Terry Hands. Design Mark Bailey. Performer Robert Blythe (Dafydd). Performer Julian Lewis Jones (Guy).
7 Mar 06 to 11 Mar 06New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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23 Feb 06 to 2 Mar 06Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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Company Port Talbot Little Theatre.
17 Nov 05 to 19 Nov 05Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot :: V837
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Producer Capitol Theatre. Director Claude Close.
16 Feb 05 to 19 Feb 05The Capitol Theatre, Manchester :: V1006
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Producer Stephen Joseph Theatre. Director Alan Ayckbourn. Design Michael Holt. Lighting Jason Taylor. Director Denis King (music). Choreographer Sheila Carter. Performer Stephen Beckett. Performer Bill Champion. Performer Claudia Elmhirst. Performer Emma Gregory. Performer Melanie Gutteridge. Performer Eliza Hunt. Performer Denis King. Performer Adrian McLoughlin. Performer Sarah Moyle. Performer Patrick Myles. Performer Roger Sloman. Performer Billie-Claire Wright. Performer Philip York. Performer Anja Rodford. Performer Iain Winstanley.
14 Jul 04 to 7 Aug 04Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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Company St Christopher's Players.
20 May 04 to 22 May 04The Library Theatre, Luton :: V02027386231
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Company Shoestring Theatre.
25 Nov 03 to 29 Nov 03Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford :: V446
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Company Combined Actors of Cambridge.
18 Nov 03 to 22 Nov 03Mumford Theatre, Cambridge :: V22
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Company Middleton Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
12 Nov 02 to 14 Nov 02The Met, Bury :: V476
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Company London Academy of Performing Arts. Director Michael Latimer.
10 Jul 02 to 14 Jul 02Pentameters, Inner London :: V217
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This production is supported by 95.5FM BBC Radio Bristol.Producer Bristol Old Vic. Director Elwyn Johnson. Design Mick Bearwish.
9 May 02 to 8 Jun 02Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
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Company The Company Theatre Company.
21 Mar 02 to 30 Mar 02Cryer Arts (formerly Charles Cryer Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V293
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Company Irving Stage Company.
19 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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Company English Lakes Touring Company.
15 Feb 02 to 16 Feb 02Grand Theatre, Lancaster :: V521
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Company The Phoenix Theatre Company.
11 Oct 00 to 14 Oct 00General, Chelmsford :: V1086
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Company Cut to the Cheese. Director Kit Thacker. Design Dinah England. Lighting Paul Kenah. Lighting Johnathan Smith. Choreographer Liz Marsh. Performer John Ashby. Performer Diana Croft. Performer Matt Devitt. Performer Richard Emerson. Performer Allison Harding. Performer Anthony Hunt. Performer Paul Leonard. Performer Nina Lucking. Performer Liz Marsh. Performer Wendy Parkin. Performer Philip Reed. Performer Carol Sloman. Performer Joe Young.
19 May 00 to 17 Jun 00Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch :: V41
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Company Carlton Dramatic Society.
30 May 00 to 3 Jun 00New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
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Company CODA. Director Ian Akhurst.
3 Feb 00 to 5 Feb 00Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
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Company Tenth Planet Productions. Director Alexander Holt. Design Alexander Holt. Costume Bunny Stokes. Lighting Greg Hall. Sound Greg Hall. Performer Nathalie Branden. Performer Michael David. Performer Jenny Dewsbury. Performer Tricia Dibb. Performer Douglas Duncan. Performer Craig Henderson. Performer Evelyn McLean. Performer David Pearson. Performer Lynn Radnedge. Performer Jonathan Reason. Performer Paul Roffman. Performer Annie Sutton.
2 Nov 99 to 20 Nov 99Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
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Company Mountview Theatre School. Director Warren Hooper. Performer David Windle. Performer Nicholas Osmond. Performer Susie Waring. Performer Sally Humphreys. Performer Douglas Miller. Performer Sarah Dawn. Performer Richard Mann. Performer Angharad Jones. Performer Glenn Lester. Performer Guy Michaels. Performer Harriette Lloyd. Performer Kate Louis. Performer Adam Batham.
30 Jun 99 to 3 Jul 99Mountview Theatre School, Outer London :: V317
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30 Jun 99 to 3 Jul 99Mountview Theatre School, Outer London :: V317
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Company Worthing Community Theatre.
12 Aug 98 to 15 Aug 98Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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Company Stage 2.
17 Jul 97 to 19 Jul 97mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
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Other listings

13 Sep 17 to 16 Sep 17Abbey Theatre and Arts Centre, Nuneaton :: V1009
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25 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley :: V1840944305
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3 Nov 15 to 7 Nov 15Putney Arts Theatre, Outer London :: V363
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6 Jul 15 to 10 Jul 15Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
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16 May 00 to 20 May 00Civic Theatre, Rotherham :: V961
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30 Apr 99 to 1 May 99Palace Theatre, Redditch :: V104
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2 Jul 97 to 3 Jul 97Arden Theatre, Northenden :: V1089
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10 Apr 97 to 12 Apr 97Village Hall, Southmoor :: V806
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