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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Guy Jones
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Ted Washbrook
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Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ...
Ian Hubbard
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Jarvis Huntley-Pike
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Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ...
Bridget Baines
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Hannah Ap Llewellyn
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Fay Hubbard
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Rebecca Huntley-Pike
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Crispin Usher
David King ...
Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter ...
Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May ...
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Storyline

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK)  »

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Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was filmed on location in the same place where the film and source stage play's story is set: Scarborough, in the county of North Yorkshire, in the country of England, UK. See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Ian's just told me. About you and Hannah. You bastard. I just want you to know I think you're a total and utter bastard and that one of these days I hope you'll get what's coming to you.
[pause]
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Having said that, best of luck with the show tonight and I hope it goes really well for you.
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Traditional
Performed by Barbara Ferris
Arranged by John McCarthy and John Du Prez
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he had a crust
23 September 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

To enjoy this film you need to be a fan of either Michael Winner or Alan Ayckborn and I am not.Winner thought he could direct comedies,which clearly on the evidence of this film he is not.I am of course assuming that this is supposed to be a comedy since I did not laugh on even a solitary occasion.Mind you given that Anthony Hopkins played rthe director as if he was Harry Secombe on speed.Was that part originally written that way.Jeremy Irons seems to simpler about looking a bit forlorn.The rest of the cast whilst full of household names are not really able to do much with their often brief time on screen.The best of the bunch is Prunella Scales as the put upon and downtrodden wife.Lionel Jefferies triumphs a lot.Sylvia Simms exudes a sort of glacial charm.Even Richard Briefs seems one to forget.A truly forgettable film.


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