A Chorus of Disapproval

by Alan Ayckbourn

A Chorus of Disapproval had 4 performances over 33 years ago (between the 15th of March 1989 and the 18th of March 1989)

A Chorus of Disapproval was a milestone RDG production as in 1989 it was selected to mark our one hundredth Main Production.

It was felt to be an apt choice as the play concerns an amateur theatrical company and the vissitudes which befall them as they rehearse 'The Beggar's Opera'. As John Gay's songs are cleverly woven into the plot, it answered the demand for a musical element, and. of course, it was written by the master of modern comedy, Alan Ayckbourn, whose plays had featured more fequently than any other in our list of 99 productions. The play also had a flexible chorus so that we could include as many members as possible in this celebratory presentation.

Moreover, the play had just been released to amateur companies so we were to be one of the first to stage it. And, by luck, we were able to present the play at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre at Woking - the last there before the theatre was mothballed for three years for the major re-development into the new Arts Centre.

So the fates presented us with this very funny, clever play to mark this very important milestone in our history.

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Guy Jones - Philip Audaer

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Hannah Llewellyn - Jean Warner

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Enid Washbrook - Margaret White

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Fay Hubbard - Frankie Godliman

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Rebecca Huntley-Pike - Yvonne Spear

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Jarvis Huntley-Pike - Roy Selfe

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Linda Washbrook - Katie Audaer

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Dafydd AP Llewellyn - Paul Marshall

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Mr Ames - Chris Winslet

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Ted Washbrook - Ron Williams

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Ian Hubbard - Keith Bollands

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Bridget Baines - Julie Murphy

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Crispin Usher - Adam Roberts

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Raymond Finegan - Colin Dolley

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Beggars Opera - Harry Paddington - Gerry Drake

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Beggars Opera - Mrs Coaxer - Pauline Walters

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Beggars Opera - Suky Tawdry - Kate James

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Beggars Opera - Jemmy Twitcher - Tony Frier

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Beggars Opera - Wat Dreary - Graham Darn

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Beggars Opera - Robin of Bagshot - Ken Ing

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Beggars Opera - Molly Brazen - Coral Stroud

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Beggars Opera - Diana Trapes - Sheila Ing

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Beggars Opera - Nimming Ned - Brian Walters

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Beggars Opera - Mrs Slammerkin - Kay Frier

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Beggars Opera - Lady of the Town - Sylvia Slark

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Beggars Opera - Lady of the Town - Tricia Rose

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Beggars Opera - Lady of the Town - Maxine Phillips

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Director - Judith Dolley

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Musical Director - Diane McGuire

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Stage Manager - Caroline Hind

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Set Construction - Peter Slark

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Set Construction - John Godliman

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Set Construction - Brian Walters

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Set Construction - Gerry Drake

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Backcloth - Valerie Pearcey

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Backcloth - Jean Santon

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Backcloth - Diane Humphries

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Lighting - Brian Houghton

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Lighting - Malcolm Meades

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Lighting - Colin Gallant

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Properties - Mary Eades

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Properties - Coral Stroud

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Wardrobe - Beryl Darn

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Wardrobe - Daphne Bale

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Sound - Michael O'Donovan