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The details for the next play auditions are as follows:

A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn

Audition Date: Friday 19 January 2024 - 7.30pm
Venue: Seaford Little Theatre
Production dates: 7 - 15 June 2024

Director: Trish Richings

A diffident widower attempts to escape loneliness by joining the local amateur light operatic society. By accident rather then by design (in fact by not saying “no” to anything be it a request to obtain confidential information from his company or an offer of an illicit liaison) he advances from a small part to the lead role. Parallels are skillfully drawn between The Beggars Opera and the day to day activities of the society which is performing it.

Written in 1984 this was Alan.Ayckbourn’s 20th play and one of his most succesful earning three major awards, including the London Evening Standard Award, the Olivier Award, and the Drama Award.

There will be a play-reading the week before (see below) so acting scripts will not be available until after that date, but if you would like to know more please email/call me (details below).

CAST OF CHARACTERS (all ages are relative)

shy, slightly nervous young man, new to the town

DAFYDD AP LEWELLYN very Welsh, busy, over the top, energetic man and director/producer of The Beggars Opera

Dafydd’s wife, feels unloved by her husband, pleasant, understanding

BRIDGET BLAINE prompt, works in local pub, hard headed
MR AMES older man, pianist, shy, retiring
ENID WASHBROOK 30/40’s - careworn, less effectual than husband Ted
REBECCA HUNTLEY-PIKE slightly younger than husband Jarvis, dignified, likes a drink
FAY HUBBARD extremely attractive woman in her 30’s, married to Ian
IAN HUBBARD ambitious, cultivated, laid-back ladies man
JARVIS HUNTLEY-PIKE late 50’s know-all 
TED WASHBROOK 40’s mild, pleasant, ineffectual 
CRISPIN USHER tough, hostile young man, boyfriend to Linda
LINDA WASHBROOK daughter of Ted and Enid, girlfriend of Crispin, stronger than mother or father, rebellious

If you are interested but unable to attend the audition date, please contact me so that I can arrange an alternative. If you are able to help behind the scenes, I would also be very pleased to hear from you.

Rehearsals for this production will commence from March 2024

Trish Richings

TELEPHONE: 07856 939436



I have arranged a play reading evening specifically for those who are interested in coming along to read in or listen to A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn.

For more information about the play and the characters please see this audition page.
All who attend who want to read in will get an opportunity to do so.

I look forward to seeing you on that evening.
Thank you
Trish Richings