A Chorus of Disapproval

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  7m, 6f

"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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A Chorus of Disapproval

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    7m, 6f
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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.
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"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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Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countles ...

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