Ruth Makepeace, Rich Toynton, Richard Gissing and Freya Finnerty in BLT's March 2015 production of 'A Chorus Of Disapproval', directed by Kay O'Dea.Ruth Makepeace, Rich Toynton, Richard Gissing and Freya Finnerty in BLT’s March 2015 production of ‘A Chorus Of Disapproval’, directed by Kay O’Dea.

Fri 13 – 21 March 2015 at 7.45pm (not Sun 15)

A Chorus Of Disapproval

by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Kay O’Dea

Read the Sardines magazine’s review of this show

This Olivier Award-winning play of 1984 was last seen at BLT in 1989. The 2012 revival in the West End starred Rob Brydon and demonstrated that the heady mix of sex, laughs and amateur theatricals is hard to beat.

A lonely and shy widower, Guy Jones, joins a local amateur light operatic society and rises through the company ranks purely by his inability to say no – this spills over into his personal relationships with members of the society.

The play is juxtaposed with scenes and music from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Skilfully, Ayckbourn draws parallels between the characters in the opera and the private lives of the amateur thespians.

A Chorus Of Disapproval


Dafydd : Mark Jamieson
Hannah : Ruth Makepeace
Guy : Richard Toynton
BridgetAmi Williamson
Linda : Jessica-Ann Jenner
Ted : Tony Jenner
Enid : Emma Kerby-Evans
Jarvis : John Turnbull
Rebecca : Jan Greenhough
Ian : Richard Gissing
Fay : Freya Finnerty
Mr Ames : Robin Ferguson
Crispin : Andy Washbrook
Chorus : Penny Cullen, Chris Raven, Jennifer Washbrook