A Chorus Of Disapproval

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  • The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle
  • Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG

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by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Pauline Armour

An amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd

We are delighted to announce that this play will be performed at the Hever Castle Festival in August 2023, on the following dates:-


Friday 18th August 2pm

Friday 18th August 8pm

Saturday 19th August 8pm

This Olivier Award-winning play of 1984 was first seen at BLT in 1989 and then again in 2015.  On both occasions, the heady mix of sex, laughs and amateur theatricals proved to be a winning combination.

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.



Guy Jones Chris De Pury
Dafydd ap LlewellynGeoff Dillon
Hannah LlewellynLucy White
Bridget Baines Halimot  Ibrahim
Mr Ames and PianistChris Gardner
Enid WashbrookDonna Dawson
Rebecca Huntley-Pike Sallie Cross
Fay HubbardAlicia Clarke
Ian HubbardAlex MacDonald
Jarvis Huntley- Pike Richard Gissing
Ted WashbrookStevie Hughes
Crispin UsherChris Nelson
Linda WashbrookAneira Knight


DirectorsPauline Armour and Josh Lawson
Musical DirectionJane Lee and Stevie Hughes
Stage ManagerRoss Taggart
Lighting DesignTom Boulter
Sound DesignStevie Hughes
WardrobeKerstin Beard
Set constructionMike Tully and Stan McGowan
Set designDave Armour