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Our Next Production

'100 Years On'
Marking the centenery of the end of
the First World War

17-19 May 2018

Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves

Parish Players’ 2017 May play was Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘A Chorus of Disapproval’.  Assistant Director Neil Hellard looks back.

Scenes from A Chorus of Disapproval

"If you missed the show, it’s a funny, bittersweet tale of manners, misunderstanding and mishap, following the fortunes of naive and eager-to-please widower Guy Jones.

Guy joins an amateur light operatic society
at the early rehearsals for John Gay's 18th century parody of life at that time, ‘The Beggars Opera’.

Ayckbourn cleverly mirrors Guy's trajectory within the society with the lead character in the piece they're performing, and we see Guy’s rise from a bit-part character to the show’s lead. There’s also several affairs within the cast and some dodgy dealings around a local land deal.

The show was especially challenging for us, with it’s longer than usual running time, the difficult operatic songs and the elaborate scenery, lighting and costume changes. But the cast and crew all rose to the occasion and performed brilliantly. Their hard work and dedication was rewarded by almost universally positive feedback from the audience over the three performances."

Come and join us!
If you would like to get involved, we are always looking for new members.

All aspiring actors, singers, dancers, directors, set-builders, painters, costume makers, sound and lighting, are welcome t
o come along to the Church Hall on Tuesday evenings between 8.00 and 10.30pm from September to May.

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