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About A Chorus of Disapproval
Making his West End theatre debut, Rob Brydon stars alongside Nigel Harman (Shrek, EastEnders) and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty) in Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous comedy “A Chorus of Disapproval”, directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Trevor Nunn. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, with further casting to be announced shortly.
The Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production of The 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.
‘A BLISSFUL EVENING. THE JOKES KEEP COMING. ROB BRYDON IS MAGNIFICENT.’
‘Blissful hilarity as the show has to go on - for 150 very happy minutes in Trevor Nunn's beguiling revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy.’
‘It is impossible not to admire Ayckbourn’s ingenuity. I laughed a lot’
‘Nigel Harman is in fine form, Ashley Jensen is beautifully caught and Rob Brydon is both funny and touching.’
‘Rob Brydon is exactly the right mix of earnestness, bossiness and twilit Celtic gloom’
‘Rob Brydon is tremendous in this revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy. He gives a beautifully judged performance.’
‘A standout performance by Rob Brydon in his West End debut. Panache and perfect comic timing’