When We Are Married - Jan / Feb 2019

Event Details

From: 12th January, 2019
To: 10th February, 2019
At: The Witham and surrounding village halls

Further Details

Our next production is the play When We Are Married by J.B. Priestly and directed by Laurence Sach. This is our Winter Tour for 2019, with opening night on Saturday 12th January at The Witham, Barnard Castle. 

If you have any questions about the production or want to be involved, please email Laurence Sach.

About The Play

When We Are Married is a comedy by the English dramatist, J. B. Priestly. It was first performed in London at the St. Martin's Theatre, London on 11 October 1938, and transferred to the larger Prince's Theatre in March 1939 and ran until 24 June of that year.

A group of three couples, old friends and 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? – and all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages; hovering closely over the proceedings is the Yorkshire Argus' alcohol-soaked photographer, keen to record the evening's events for posterity, and a wickedly destructive housekeeper who is hoping to use the couples' mortification to her own advantage. In the end, of course, everything turns out well, and the play ends on a happy note.

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Role Name
Ruby BirtleSue Byrne
Gerald ForbesJake Moore
Mrs NorthropTrudi Dixon
Nancy HolmesIsobel Harvey
Fred DysonEthan Rawlins
Henry OrmonroydGordon Duffy-McGhie
Joseph HelliwellPeter Firby
Maria HelliwellHeather Armstrong
Albert ParkerIan Kirkbride
Herbert SoppittBen Pearson
Clara SoppittSarah Fells
Annie ParkerNik Worsnop
Lottie GradyCharlotte Perkins
Reverend Clement MercerNick Perkins


Role Name
DirectorLaurence Sach
Sound & LightingVaughan Freeman
CostumeLesley Cutting
Stage ManagerAnne Platten
Stage Management Kevin Defty
Stage ManagementLynn Defty
Stage ManagementHelen Griffiths
Tour AdministratorRhonda Hart-Davis
Tilly Bailey & Irvine The Bowes Museum The Witham Mithril Ales S&A Builders Merchants