THURROCK Courts Players leave their usual comfort zone and present a musical play for their forthcoming production, A Chorus of Disapproval, at the Thameside Theatre, Grays from 22-24 May 2014.
Famously starring Anthony Hopkins on screen, and more recently Rob Brydon on stage, Alan Ayckbourn’s inimitable writing style takes a look at the lives and loves of an amateur dramatic society trying to hold it together on stage while it all falls apart behind the scenes. When Guy Jones arrives to audition for the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society he is quickly met by a host of characters eager to exploit his good nature. As relationships blossom and business deals are done, Guy soon finds his level of involvement spiralling out of control.
A spokesman for Courts said: ‘It’s been great fun being part of this production. As always the cast have a really strong connection which shines through. We love to take on a challenge, and the singing and dancing in this show have given us that. We all hope the audience will enjoy it as much as we have.’
This will be Courts’ first production since the sad loss of long serving member John Scowen, and throughout their 4 performances they will be raising money in aid of Motor Neurone Disease research.
Tickets are priced at £10 for evening performances and only £7 for the Saturday matinee – which includes a free tea/coffee and the interval. Friday night audience members will also benefit from the opportunity to see the late night improvised comedy by The Show Offs at a reduced rate of £5 per ticket (usual price £12). Tickets are available now via the theatre box office 0845 300 5264 or from www.thurrockcourtsplayers.co.uk.