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A Franklin Players Production May 2000
Alan Ayckbourn's
A Chorus of Disapproval
Directed by Errol Ballantine
with assistance from Bill Conté

An insecure widower attempts to escape from his loneliness by joining the local amateur dramatic society, which has just started rehearsing for it's forthcoming production, "The Beggar's Opera".
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Being unable to say "no" to anything or anyone, he becomes embroiled in shady dealings, affairs with married women and general mayhem while at the same time advancing from a one-line part in the opera to playing the lead.
Ayckbourne's hilarious comedy skillfully draws parellels between "The Beggar's Opera" and the day to day activities of the society who are performing it.
"A Chorus of Disapproval" is about real people - their fears, their hang-ups, their aspirations and their relationships. Is is about all of us. This play won Best Comedy of the Year in London in 1985 and this is the first time it is being seen on the South African stage.

CAST
GUY JONES BRIAN SLOAN
DAFYDD AP LLEWELLYN ERROL BALLANTINE
HANNAH LLEWELLYN DEE AYRES
BRIDGET BAINES SHARON WOOD
JUSTIN AMES MICHEAL WATT
JARVIS HUNTLEY-PIKE ANDY BOWMAN
REBECCA HUNTLEY-PIKE CAROLINE DE VILLIERS
IAN HUBBARD KEITH LINCOLN
FAY HUBBARD MARLISE NEL
TED WASHBROOK RICHARD NORRIS
ENID WASHBROOK GENNI GENT
LINDA WASHBROOK CLAIRE STANIFORTH
CRISPIN USHER CHRIS DE KOCK

SET DESIGN ALAN GOLDING
  ERROL BALLANTINE
  NICOLE STEWART
  WENDY WIPER
SET CONSTRUCTION ANDY BOWAN & TEAM
SPECIAL PAINTING DAGMAR NOOME
STAGE MANAGER ALAN GOLDING
ASSISTANT MALCOM AYRES
MUSICAL DIRECTION MICHEAL WATT
CREW ADAM STOCKS
  MARIAN WALKER
  KIM BLANCHARD
LIGHTING NOD GENT
PROPS MAURETTE TOPHAM
SOUND NORMAN SHEASBY
PROMPT TANYA SHEASBY
PRODUCTION SECRETARY GENNI GENT
PROGRAMME GENNI GENT
FRONT OF HOUSE GRACE AUSTIN & TEAM
FRONT OF HOUSE DECOR GRACE AUSTIN
  TANYA & NORMAN SHEASBY
TICKET SALES JOAN IRISH
SOUND EFFECTS & CD BRENDAN BALLANTINE
CHOREOGRAPHY SHIRLEY RITCHIE
"DADDY DOLL" NICOLENE COERTZE
HATS & HIGHWAYMAN'S COAT STATE THEATRE - PRETORIA
CHAIRS & GARDEN SUITE THE COTTAGE HIRE
COSTUMES MODDRAM

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