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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

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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 ...
Girl at Work
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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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3 November 1989 (UK)  »

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Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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Trivia

The wording on the casting advertisement in the local newspaper for the season of the production that the amateur theatre group were staging read: "MEET PEOPLE - HAVE FUN. P.A.L.O.S [the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society] require singers and dancers for their production of THE BEGGAR'S OPERA. No experience necessary. Good singing voice helps. Phone Dafydd Ap Llewellyn [Anthony Hopkins)] SCARBOROUGH 378170.". See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Don't mind us, Mr. Jones, you'll get used to us. Possibly.
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A Lovely Lass to a Friar Came
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Traditional
Performed by Patsy Kensit
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Local dramatics echo on-stage dramatics.
15 August 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Most brilliant about the script is that "The Beggar's Opera" is being staged and as Jeremy Iron's character progresses through the narrative, many of his experiences mimic MacHeath's -- a phenomenon underlined by the score. So, familiarity with the source material makes for a brilliant movie. It might appear very light without that familiarity - also the twisted ending requires some knowledge of another stock theatre piece. Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons and Prunella Scales are utterly thorough - This is the first movie I ever bought, back in the dark pre-internet days when it had to be seriously hunted for. Sound quality is a bit poor and Anthony Hopkins' Welsh accent is a bit thick for those of us who rarely hear one.


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