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A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn
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27/28/29 November 2008 at Sherfield Village Hall,
A Chorus of Disapproval
"A Chorus of Disapproval" tells the story of a widower's attempts to escape from his loneliness by joining a local amateur operatic society. By accident, rather than design, he advances from a one-line part to the lead. As the play progresses the action draws parallels between John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" and the day to day activities of the Society who are performing it. This production starred LP regulars Danny Spurrier as the shambling madcap producer, Dafydd and Peter Francis as the lonely widower, Guy. There was plenty of able support from Jane Torr, Jane Brydges, Matt Stanley and Denise Hobbs and was directed by Chris Horton with musical direction from Brian Archer. A Chorus of Disapproval is described as symmetrically shaped, psychologically acute and painfully, heartbreakingly funny.
Director: Chris Horton
Musical Director: Brian Archer
Reviews
Review from the Basingstoke Gazette (click here)
Review from Bramley 265 Magazine (click here)
Review from The View Magazine (click here)
Review from The Loddon Link (click here)
Reviews from the audience:
"I am writing to say how much my wife and I enjoyed the drama group’s performance of ACOD in the Village Hall on Thursday evening. I am involved in am-dram but I’ve never seen an amateur group as lively and word-perfect as yours was on Thursday. Please pass on my sincere congratulations to all concerned. We’re certain to come to the next production. I hope you managed to raise a good amount of money through the performances. Once again, thank you to everyone for a brilliant evening’s entertainment."

"Thanks for a lovely evening. Well Done."

"Well done, Brilliant performance last night. You all obviously worked really hard to produce such a successful play."

"Congratulations to you all for a great show!

"The play was good – well done – you have some good actors."

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