NEXT PRODUCTION - A Chorus of Disapproval
Director - Martin Humphrey
Musical Director - Peter Theobald
To be performed at The Theatre Royal, Winchester
Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th November 2021
Like so many Ayckbourn plays this is fun and, thankfully, has little of the nastiness that can be found in many of his other works. Apart from its obvious humour there are plenty of jokes and situations aimed at amateur groups which we can enjoy.
A Chorus of Disapproval is about a local theatrical group putting on a performance of The Beggars Opera. This is an operetta where all the music is 18th Century folk tunes and tells the story of Macheath, his band of highway brigands and all his various loves and conquests. The play runs its story in parallel to The Beggars Opera staging where Guy, a recently widowed man, joins the production and, beginning with a suitably lowly role, finds himself, through a series of events, taking on the main part of Macheath.
Most of the characters sing as their Beggar’s Opera alter egos, but we will also need 'chorus' cast to augment the songs, and people the scenes.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Information Evening on 26th July 2021 where more detail will be provided.
Dates for your Diary...
Monday 26th July 7.30pm - Information Evening & Movie Showing* - Venue: Chesil House, 4 Chesil Street, SO23 0HU (Nearest carpark is the Chesil Street multistorey)
Wednesday 28th July 7.30pm - Pre-Audition Workshop Evening - Venue: Corhampton Lane Farm, SO32 3NB
Wednesday 4th August 7.30pm - Audition Evening - Venue: Corhampton Lane Farm, SO32 3NB (Same as 28th July)
Monday 9th August - Cast Read-Through Evening (Venue: Weeke, Winchester)
All timings will be confirmed nearer the time.
*Not compulsory to stay for this if you have seen the play before.