|Steve Edis in rehearsals for A Chorus of Disapproval|
Rob Brydon is making his West End debut as Dafydd Ap Llewellyn. The rest of the cast includes Nigel Harman, Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle, Jessica Ellerby, Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy.
The Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production ofThe Beggar’s Opera is going off the rails, that is until a handsome but shy young widower Guy (Harman) joins the group. An instant hit with the company’s ferociously zealous director Dafydd (Brydon) and the show’s leading ladies, including Dafydd’s wife Hannah (Jensen), Guy soon gets more than he bargained for as he discovers that all the best action happens off-stage. Classic songs fill the air as the drama on stage is mirrored by the romantic rivalry and small town squabbles causing a stir in the wings of this ambitious local show. Not seen in London since the National Theatre’s hit production over 25 years ago A Chorus of Disapproval promises to be an hilarious battle of wits and sexes!! Oh how I love Ayckbourn!
at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, SW1 4DN