A Chorus of Disapproval
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 7m, 6f
A diffident widower attempts to escape loneliness by joining the local amateur light operatic society. By accident rather than by design (in fact, by not saying "no" to anything be it a request to obtain confidential information from his company or an offer of illicit sex) he advances from a small part to the lead. Parallels are skillfully drawn between The Beggar's Opera and the day to day activities of the society which is performing it. The National Theatre's production starred Michael Gambon as the shambling, madcap producer.
1985 Evening Standard Best Comedy Award
1985 Olivier Best Comedy Award
Reviews"A brilliance and invention remarkable even by his standards." - Financial Times
"Symmetrically shaped, psychologically acute and painfully, heart breakingly funny." - The Guardian
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