A Chorus of Disapproval (film)

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A Chorus of Disapproval
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Directed by Michael Winner
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Winner
Produced byMichael Winner
Starring Jeremy Irons
Anthony Hopkins
Prunella Scales
Jenny Seagrove
Sylvia Syms
CinematographyAlan Jones
Edited by Chris Barnes
Michael Winner
Music by John Du Prez
Distributed by Curzon Films
Release date
  • August 18, 1989 (1989-08-18)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$4 million [1]
Box office$216,373 (US) [2]
£177,685 (UK) [3]

A Chorus of Disapproval is a 1989 British film adapted from the 1984 Alan Ayckbourn play of the same title, directed by Michael Winner. Among the films's cast are Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Richard Briers, and Alexandra Pigg.



The story follows a young widower, Guy Jones, as he joins an amateur operatic society that is putting on The Beggar's Opera . He rapidly progresses through the ranks to become the male lead, while simultaneously conducting liaisons with several of the female cast.

Cast and characters

Filming Locations

The main filming locations in Scarborough were:


Time Out gave A Chorus of Disapproval a negative review, stating that most of the film's cast "can't cope with either the heavily truncated script or Winner's cloddish, half-baked direction." [4]

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  2. "A Chorus of Disapproval". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  3. "Back to the Future: The Fall and Rise of the British Film Industry in the 1980s - An Information Briefing" (PDF). British Film Institute. 2005. p. 20.
  4. "A Chorus of Disapproval" Time Out Magazine, London. Retrieved 10 October 2019.