When We Are Married
A comedy by J.B. Priestley
Thursday 15 March 1951 - Friday 16 March 1951
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Bill Carter
Tickets were available from Burtwell & Drew Ltd (electrical), 19 Coxwell Street, Faringdon.
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. Period 1900.The action takes place in the sitting room of Alderman Helliwell’s house in Clecklewyke, a town in the West Riding, on an evening about forty years ago.
Cast (in order of appearance):
RUBY BIRTLE - Valerie Howse
GERALD FORBES - Tom Bartlett
MRS NORTHROP - Janet Thompson
NANCY HOLMES - Susan Gaule
FRED DYSON - Rees Dee
HENRY ORMONROYD - Arthur Probert
ALDERMAN JOSEPH HELLIWELL - William Reeves
MARIA HELLIWELL - Kathleen Allanson
COUNCILLOR ALBERT PARKER - Stanley Mills
HERBERT SOPPITT - William Perkins
CLARA SOPPITT - Margaret Carter
ANNIE PARKER - Joan Perkins
LOTTIE GRADY - Kay Hart
REV. CLEMENT MERCER - George Young
See programme for further details.
Production No.5 (2 shows were performed over 2 days)