Don’t miss Rob Brydon’s critically acclaimed performance in 'Alan Ayckbourn’s brilliantly intricate comedy' (Guardian) A Chorus of Disapproval, which opened to brilliant reviews last week at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Rob Brydon, makes his West End debut playing Dafydd ap Llewellyn, alongside Nigel Harman (Shrek the Musical, EastEnders) and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty), and directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Trevor Nunn in a hilarious tale of romantic rivalry and small town drama.
The Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society's production of The Beggar's Opera is going off the rails, that is until a handsome but shy young widower Guy (Harman) joins the group. An instant hit with the company's ferociously zealous director Dafydd (Brydon) and the show’s leading ladies, including Dafydd’s wife Hannah (Jensen), Guy soon gets more than he bargained for as he discovers that all the best action happens off-stage.
Last seen in London with the National Theatre’s hit production over 25 years ago, A Chorus of Disapproval is a great match to Brydon’s much-loved brand of humour and is guaranteed to delight all his fans.
‘A blissful evening. The jokes keep coming. Rob Brydon is magnificent.’
‘Blissful hilarity as the show has to go on - for 150 very happy minutes in Trevor Nunn's beguiling revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy.’
‘Nigel Harman is in fine form, Ashley Jensen is beautifully caught and Rob Brydon is both funny and touching.’
‘Rob Brydon is exactly the right mix of earnestness, bossiness and twilit Celtic gloom’
‘It is impossible not to admire Ayckbourn’s ingenuity. I laughed a lot’
‘Ashley Jensen is super as the lovelorn Hannah’
The Daily Mail
‘Rob Brydon is tremendous in this revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy. He gives a beautifully judged performance.’
‘A standout performance by Rob Brydon in his West End debut. Panache and perfect comic timing’
‘If Rob Brydon didn't exist, Alan Ayckbourn would probably have invented him. Brydon was born to play Daffyd. An intelligent revival of a beautifully crafted play.’
‘Olivier-winning Harman continues to grow. Jensen is magnetic.’