A Chorus Of Disapproval: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus Of Disapproval, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently Alan Ayckbourn's plays are performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1984)

First performance: 2 May 1984
World premiere: 2 May 1984
Final performance: 5 September 1984
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Edward Lipscomb
Lighting: Francis Lynch
Musical Director: Paul Todd
Choreography: Edna Davis

Stage Manager: Baz Edmonds
Stage Manager: Eric Lumsden
Deputy Stage Manager: Maggie Nottage
Assistant Stage Manager: Jackie Hurd
Assistant Stage Manager: Drew Scott
Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Woodward

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Ian Hubbard
Fay Hubbard
Bridget Baines
Ted Washbrook
Enid Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Mr Ames

Actor
Lennox Greaves
Russell Dixon
Alwyne Taylor
Alan Thompson
Heather Stoney
Mark Jax
Lesley Meade
Jane Hollowood
Robert Cotton
Dorcas Jones
Daniel Flynn
Caroline Webster
Paul Todd

London Premiere (1985)

Premiere: 1 August 1985
Venue: The Olivier, National Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Alan Tagg
Costumes: Lindy Hemming
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Musical Director: Paul Todd
Choreography: Olivia Breeze
Sound: Gary Giles

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Bridget Baines
Mr Ames
Enid Washbrook
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Fay Hubbard
Ian Hubbard
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Ted Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Reginald Bickerdyke
Georgina Coombes
Monica Bickerdyke
Sharon Fitch
Colin Crockett
Tony Mofitt
Annie Anderson

Actor
Bob Peck
Michael Gambon
Imelda Staunton
Jenny Galloway
Paul Todd
Jane Wenham
Moira Redmond
Gemma Craven
Paul Bentall
David Ryall
James Hayes
Daniel Flynn
Kelly Hunter
Michael Beint
Mary Chester
Kate Dyson
Virginia Greig
Robert Ralph
Simon Scott
Janet Whiteside

London Transfer (1986)

Premiere: 11 June 1986
Final performance: 7 March 1987
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Alan Tagg
Costumes: Lindy Hemming
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Musical Director: Paul Todd
Choreography: Olivia Breeze
Assistant Musical Director: John Keenan

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Bridget Baines
Mr Ames
Enid Washbrook
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Fay Hubbard
Ian Hubbard
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Ted Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Reginald Bickerdyke
Georgina Coombes
Sharon Fitch
Colin Crockett
Tony Mofitt
Annie Anderson
Raymond Finegan

Actor
Jim Norton
Colin Blakely
Polly Hemingway
Jane Hollowood
John Keenan
Dorcas Jones
Moira Redmond
Pippa Guard
David Cardy
Nicholas Selby
Nicholas Lumley
James Gaddas
Caroline Webster
Jonathan Steward
Barbara Halliwell
Mary-Louise Clark
Robert Ralph
Tony Crean
Tina Parry
Nick Ledgard

Tour (1988)

Premiere: 23 February 1988
Venue: Theatr Clywd
Staging: End-stage

Director: Clifford Williams
Design: Mark Bailey
Costumes: Judith Bland
Lighting: Keith Edmundson
Musical Director: John Keenan
Choreography: Sheila Irwin

Producer:
Duncan C. Weldon

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Bridget Baines
Mr Ames
Enid Washbrook
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Fay Hubbard
Ian Hubbard
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Ted Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Reginald Bickerdyke
Sharon Fitch
Annie Anderson
Raymond Finegan

Actor
Nicholas Lumley
Bernard Lloyd
Tina Parry
Helen Gemmell
John Keenan
Gerry Smith
Sheila Irwin
Leslie O'Hara
Mel Hastings
William Maxwell
Gilbert Wynne
Frank Kovacs
Sarah Prince
Paul Rowland
Pauline Fleming
Alexandra Denman
Paul Rowland

Revival (2004)

First performance: 14 July 2004
Premiere: 19 July 2004
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Musical Director: Denis King
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Stage Manager: Dawn Erica Dyson
Deputy Stage Manager: Andy Hall
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Mellor

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Ian Hubbard
Fay Hubbard
Bridget Baines
Ted Washbrook
Enid Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Mr Ames
Raymond Finegan
PALOS Member
PALOS Member

Actor
Bill Champion
Philip York
Sarah Moyle
Roger Sloman
Eliza Hunt
Stephen Beckett
Billie-Claire Wright
Claudia Elmhirst
Adrian McLoughlin
Emma Gregory
Patrick Myles
Melanie Gutteridge
Denis King
Osman Dervish
Anja Rodford
Iain Winstanley

London Revival (2012)

First performance: 17 September 2012
Premiere: 27 September 2012
Venue: Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Trevor Nunn
Design: Rob Jones
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Musical Director: Steven Edis
Sound: Fergus O'Hare

Character
Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Ian Hubbard
Fay Hubbard
Bridget Baines
Ted Washbrook
Enid Washbrook
Crispin Usher
Linda Washbrook
Mr Ames
PALOS Member
PALOS Member
understudy
understudy

Actor
Nigel Harman
Rob Brydon
Ashley Jenson
Barrie Rutter
Susan Tracy
Paul Thornley
Daisy Beaumont
Georgia Brown
Matthew Cottle
Teresa Banham
Rob Compton
Jessica Ellerby
Steven Edis
Rebecca Brewer
Joanna Kirkland
Luke Bateman
Richard Emerson
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.