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A Chorus of Disapproval by QUT Students

A Chorus of Disapproval by QUT Students

| On 19, Aug 2014

A Chorus of Disapproval by the Queensland University of Technology final year acting students was hilarious, daring and full of surprises.

The 1984 play written by English playwright Alan Ayckbourn opened with a scene from The Beggar’s Opera. The students received encouragement and applause from the audience after their take on the ballad opera by John Gay.

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Final year acting student Hayden Maher performed leading role Guy Jones. Maher explored the challenges of moving forwards and starting a new life including the loss and gain of love and the powers of bribery, which spun a web of expectations and disapproval.

Student Damian Dahner, who performed Dafdd Ap Llewellyn, demonstrated his ability to adapt to varying moods and doldrums as he captured the anxieties exhibited by a director who manages an amateur operatic society.

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The Queensland University of Technology final year acting students performed their own vision of A Chorus of Disapproval, making it entertaining and humorous.

The Details:

What: A Chorus of Disapproval

Where: Gardens Theatre, Gardens Point Precinct, Queensland University of Technology

When: 11 o 16 August 2014

How Much: $25.00

Website: http://www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

A Chorus of Disapproval. Images by Fiona Cullen