Composers and their stage works 

A Chorus of Disapproval

Alan Ayckbourn

Play. M7 (young, 30s-late 50s) F6 (young, 30s-50s). Extras. Various simple settings.

(also director: produced 1984). 1986

Alan Ayckbourn skilfully draws parallels between John Gay's The Beggar's Opera and the day-to-day activities of the amateur dramatic society who are performing it, showing how painfully embarrassed are the British in the face of emotion and keeping us laughing in happy recognition. A Chorus of Disapproval played very successfully at the National Theatre in 1985.

'... symmetrically shaped, psychologically acute and painfully, heartbreakingly funny ...' Guardian

ISBN 0 573 01620 8