WHEN WE

ARE MARRIED

PRODUCTION DETAILS

 

TITLE: When We Are Married

PLAYWRIGHT: J B Priestley

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 1996

DIRECTOR: Ken Davison

CAST

Ruby Birtle - Pat Davison

Gerald Forbes - Ian Bithell

Mrs Northrop - Kath Wilson

Nancy Holmes - Barbara Miller

Fred Dyson - David Lane

Henry Ormonroyd - Frank Atkinson

Alderman Joseph Helliwell - John Parkes

Maria Helliwell - Pam Newsholme

Councillor Albert Parker - Brian Ledger

Annie Parker - Alma Belbin

Herbert Soppitt - Kevin Cruse

Clara Soppitt - Sadie Ashton

Lottie Grady - Jean White

Rev Clement Mercer - Simon Dowswell

SYNOPSIS

Priestley's 1938 British farce begins when a group of old friends, all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells' home to celebrate their silver anniversary.  

 

When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror “what will the neighbors think?".  

 

But soon all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages. In the end, of course, everything turns out well, and the play ends on a happy note.