Casting is complete for director Trevor Nunn’s forthcoming West End revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval. As previously announced the production will star Olivier Award winner Nigel Harman as Guy Jones, Rob Brydon as Dafydd ap Llewellyn and Ashley Jensen as Hannah Llewellyn. The play will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on September 17 and open on September 27.
The complete cast also includes Jessica Ellerby (Triptych) as Linda Washbrook, Barrie Rutter (Henry IV) as Jarvis Huntley-Pike, Paul Thornley (London Road) as Ian Hubbard and Susan Tracy (The Relapse) as Rebecca Huntley-Pike. They join previously announced cast members Teresa Banham as Enid Washbrook, Daisy Beaumont as Fay Hubbard, Georgia Brown as Bridget Baines, Rob Compton as Crispin Usher, Matthew Cottle as Ted Washbrook and Steven Edis as Mr. Ames.
In A Chorus of Disapproval, the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production of The Beggar’s Opera is going off the rails 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.
The production features designs by Rob Jones, with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Fergus O’Hare. A Chorus of Disapproval is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.