Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL by Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Cassie Tillett (Musical Director Selwyn Tillett)
Performances: July 13-
THE PLAY: First produced at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in 1984. The action takes place over a period of four months, between the first rehearsal and the first performance of Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production of The Beggar’s Opera. Guy, young and recently widowed, tries to escape from his loneliness by joining the society. He’s incapable of saying No to anything, whether it’s a request for confidential business information or an offer of illicit sex, and through a series of accidents and actor tantrums he advances from a one-
NB: Apart from Guy and Hannah no-
7 M and 6 F. As some of them are in couples or families ages can be adjusted to suit who’s cast.
Mr AMES -
Most likely days are Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons and evenings, other days negotiated as available and required. A read through will be arranged as soon as possible after casting.
As is usual with shows including music, we will start some rehearsals about a month before ‘normal’ rehearsals begin, dedicated entirely to ‘note-
Friday 3 March 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Barn
All auditionees are encouraged to read the play beforehand. We will give out copies of relevant scenes on the night.
There will of course be singing involved in the auditions. However, please note that only Guy and Hannah need to be truly competent singers; other performers need to sing more or less in tune, and characterise. For the former, a real song in your repertoire -