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MAY 2023 PRODUCTION
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And now here's news of our May production, Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval, directed and choreographed by Meg Bray.

If you're not familiar with the play, here's a brief synopsis.

Shy and recently widowed Guy Jones decides to join his local amateur light operatic society to escape his loneliness. Despite having no previous experience - and very little talent - he soon finds himself progressing through a variety of roles (some with only one line) to becoming the leading man. How does he do it? By not saying “no” to anything, be it a request to obtain confidential information from his employers or an offer of illicit sex.
 
The play cleverly draws parallels with John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera which, co-incidentally, the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society (PALOS) are in the process of rehearsing. The play introduces a variety characters and there are many opportunities to sing and dance as excerpts from The Beggar’s Opera are introduced throughout the play. Meg is not expecting a particularly high standard of either singing or dancing as what PALOS lack in talent, they make up for in enthusiasm. 

Here's the cast of characters.
 
                                                             PLAYING AGE              
 
Guy Jones, lead role                          20s to 40s      
Dafyyd ap Llewellyn, lead role          30 plus. Strong Welsh accent
Hannah Llewellyn                               30 plus. Dafyyd’s long-suffering wife  
Bridget Baines                                    Teens to 30s. PALOS Stage manager
Mr Ames                                              Mature. Musical Director PALOS (pianist)
Enid Washbrook                                  Mature
Ted Washbrook, her husband            Mature
Linda Washbrook, their daughter      Teens plus. Rebellious
Fay Hubbard                                        30 plus           
Ian Hubbard, her husband                 30 plus            
Jarvis Huntley Pike                              40 plus. Society “bore’
Rebecca Huntley Pike, his wife          40 plus                        
Crispin Usher                                       Teens plus. Local rocker
Raymond                                              Any age. Society electrician. Small role.
 
Plus chorus and scene shifters.
 
Everyone is involved in the chorus numbers and there are opportunities for duets, trios and solos.

Juniors aged 13 upwards are also invited to audition.

Key dates

Tuesday 28th February at 7.30pm

Initial get together to introduce everyone interested to the play

 

Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm

First auditions

 

Sunday 5th March at 2.00pm

Second auditions and call backs

Performance dates

Wednesday 31st May - Saturday 3rd June 2023
If you have any questions, please contact bray.meg@googlemail.com.

WELCOME TO EWHURST PLAYERS

Nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills, we're a company of cheery folk with a love of drama. We like to do things well while at the same time embracing new actors and singers at all levels, young and old. So, if you fancy treading the boards with us, just get in touch with our Secretary, Amanda Jones, on 01483 548562 or secretary@ewhurstplayers.com

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