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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
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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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3 November 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the wife of Dafydd Ap Llewellyn (Anthony Hopkins) was Hannah Ap Llewellyn who was portrayed by actress Prunella Scales. Hopkins would soon famously portray a cinematic character with a very similar first name, Hannibal (as in Hannibal Lecter), first in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), then later in Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). Moreover, A Chorus of Disapproval (1989) director Michael Winner once co-wrote and directed a movie called Hannibal Brooks (1969). See more »

Goofs

When Guy Jones first arrives in Scarborough and goes to his lodgings in New Steps, off Foreshore Road, he looks out of the window to admire the view of the sea and the bay. This is followed by a shot which is apparently his point of view, but it is from a point about half a mile away near the south end of Cliff Bridge. See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Don't mind us, Mr. Jones, you'll get used to us. Possibly.
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Soundtracks

Tom Tinker's My True Love
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Jeremy Irons
Arranged by John Du Prez
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Everything that's good and bad about England
2 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Saw this, rather incongruously, with Spanish subtitles in a hotel in deepest, darkest Mexico... and made me feel a little homesick with its warm but too-close-to-the-bone portrayal of provincial English life. Lost dreams and opportunities, and eating chips in your car, staring at the gloomy sea and drizzle. Beautiful.


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