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When We Are Married

A comedy by J.B. Priestley
April 1963
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves

The action of the play takes place at Alderman Helliwell’s house in Clecklewkye, a town in the West Riding, in 1908, and presents the problems of three couples celebrating their silver wedding anniversaries, who suddenly have cause to doubt whether they are really legally married.

Twenty-five years ago, the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts were married on the same day by the same parson. They gather at the Helliwell home to celebrate their silver wedding. The new chapel organist tells them that he recently met the parson who conducted the triple wedding ceremony – he was not authorised to do so. Pandemonium breaks out when these pillars of society believe they have been living in sin for twenty-five years.

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Cast: Susan Hill; Donald Mclntosh; Margaret Carter; Christine Ridge; Sam Heath; George Young; Bill Reeves; Nancy Reeves; Ted Dyson; John Lott; Kathleen Hill; Eileen Heath; Eileen Drew; Cyril Rudge.