WADS gearing up for Easter show

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Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society are gearing up to kick start their 101st year with their Easter production.

In A Chorus of Disapproval, by Alan Ayckbourn, Guy, recently widowed, joins a local amateur operatic society.

He becomes very popular with the ladies in the society (he can’t seem to say no) as they rehearse The Beggar’s Opera - but he is not so popular with men, though, especially Dafydd, Hannah’s husband and Ian, Fay’s husband.

Things go from bad to worse within the society as people drop out and Guy gradually moves up from part to part, eventually becoming the lead, Macheath.

Although this is technically a play, there are a few musical numbers featured and the entire show - at Whitby Pavilion - has all the usual Ayckbourne comedy trademarks.

A Chorus of Disapproval is directed by Ian Dobson, assisted by Margaret Brown with Ken Thwaites the pianist.

It shows on Saturday 23, Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 April, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and concessions are £5.

Tickets can be booked by calling (01947) 604855, from Whitby Tourist Centre or at the Pavilion Theatre one-hour prior to curtain up.

WADS are already in rehearsal for their next production, Curtain Up, a brand new comedy which is being directed by Chris Wales.

Tickets for the show on Saturday 28, Sunday 29, Monday 30th and Tuesday 31 May are already on sale.