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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 »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Alan Ayckbourn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
Jeremy Irons ... Guy Jones
Richard Briers ... Ted Washbrook
Barbara Ferris ... Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ... Ian Hubbard
Lionel Jeffries ... Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Patsy Kensit ... Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ... Bridget Baines
Prunella Scales ... Hannah Ap Llewellyn
Jenny Seagrove ... Fay Hubbard
Sylvia Syms ... Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Crispin Usher
David King David King ... Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter Audrey Trotter ... Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May 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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Meet Guy Jones. He is shy, sincere . . well bred. And a lovable S.O.B. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable seductor See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$216,373
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie was released five years after its source play of the same name by Alan Ayckbourn had been first performed. Ayckbourn co-wrote the screenplay for this movie, which was his first produced screenplay. 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

Bridget Baines: [facing a pub full of rowdy drunks] My father says would you please stop making that bloody racket! Only he didn't say please like I did.
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Soundtracks

Midnight Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Chris Blackwell
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Welsh Rare Bit Player (Gone Off)
7 February 1999 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

Alan Ayckbourn's only major stage to screenplay (to date) is mucked-up with a lot of tricky camera work and opened up like a cancer patient, straying far off the path set by an excellent stager re: newcomer disrupting a provincial troupe staging John Gay opera on proverbial shoestring. Fine effort by Tony Hopkins as transplanted Welshman director but to no avail. Films centering on staging plays (NOISES OFF, of note) rarely hit the mark and this is no exception. I'll keep my memories of the Royal National Theatre production and try to forget this plodding mess. Bury it with flick BEYOND THERAPY, another stager gone wrong for a wonderful stage scribe.


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