Alan Ayckbourn: A Chorus of Disapproval

In A Chorus of Disapproval, 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 joins the group. An instant hit with the company’s ferociously zealous director Dafydd  and the show’s leading ladies, including Dafydd’s wife Hannah, Guy soon gets more than he bargained for as he discovers that all the best action happens off-stage.

Classic songs fill the air as the drama on stage is mirrored by the romantic rivalry and small town squabbles causing a stir in the wings of this ambitious local show.

All shows 7.30 pm
*8 – 18 May

*Please note: On Wed 8 May at 7.30 pm there is a special fundraiser performances in support of St Christopher’s Anglican Church, Avonhead with all bookings made through the church. Please contact the organisers for more information or if you wish to book for that night.

Elmwood Auditorium
Aikmans Road, Merivale
See map

Tickets NZD$30, Concessions $25

Concession prices apply to Gold Card holders, Community Service Card & KiwiAble Leisure Card holders, Full-time students (tertiary & secondary) & Under-18s.

Proof of entitlement must be presented upon admission.

Group bookings of 10 or more – Concession rate applies!

Special discount for school group bookings! (Contact us for more information)

Full Subscriber Members of Repertory & complimentary voucher holders please contact us for booking instructions.

Please note: seating is by general admission (no seat numbers allocated).

Wheelchair access available.


Guy Jones
Dafydd ap Llewellyn
Hannah Llewellyn
Ted Washbrook
Enid Washbrook
Linda Washbrook
Fay Hubbard
Ian Hubbard
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Bridget Baines
Crispin Usher
Mr. Ames

Production team

Dimitri Gibara
David O’Beirne
Musical Director