When we are married September 2004

Adapted from the stage hit by J. B. Priestly, When We Are Married is a barbed satire of smug British conservatism. Set in turn-of-the-century Yorkshire, the story concerns three middle-aged married couples, who tend to look askance towards anyone who does not come up to their high moral and religious standards. These pecksniffs are especially critical towards those who advocate a break from the repressive sexual taboos of the era. Imagine their dismay, then, when all three couples discover that they’re not legally married. Their efforts to hide this fact, and their eventual comeuppance, provides several hearty laughs. When We Are Married remains a favorite of the British repertory circuit, due to its large number of colorful and well-rounded characters.

 

Cast

Ruby Birtle – Charli Evans

Gerald Forbes – Tom Langdale

Mrs Northrop – Sylvie Townsend

Nancy Holmes – Asli Tamer

Fred Dyson – David Bailey

Henry Ormonroyd – Lol Smith

Alderman Joseph Helliwell – Paul Riddy

Maria Helliwell – Tracy Gould

Councillor Albert Parker – Darren Smyth

Herbert Soppitt – Lee Parker

Clara Soppitt – Ruth Montgomery-Law

Annie Parker – Julie Allwright

Lottie Grady – Jo Travers

Rev Clement Mercer – Mike Delany

Crew

Director – Les Roberts