When We Are Married
by J. B. Priestley
October 1988
~ Directed by Maggie Smith ~

A farce by J. B. Priestley, this play involves three respectable Yorkshire couples, who were married in the same church on the same day and are now gathering 25 years later to have a photograph taken for the local press. The Helliwells, Parkers, and Soppitts celebrate happily until the chapel organist, Gerald Forbes, reveals that a clerical error 25 years ago made their marriages invalid. All three couples now re-examine their commitment to each other; when the press photographer discovers that they are all legally married after all, Parker bribes him to keep the whole affair secret.

Kate HodgesRuby Birtle
Andy LeeGerald Forbes
Pat SteadmanMrs Northrop
Joanne LeeNancy Holmes
Chris JanesFred Dyson
Bill CorfieldHenry Ormonroyd
Mike NewboldJoseph Helliwell
Jean EndeanMaria Helliwell
Roger SlaterAlbert Parker
Martin HillaryHerbert Soppitt
Viv RichardsonClara Soppitt
Pat LeeAnnie Parker
Joan HodgesLottie Grady
Mike LyonsRev. Clement Mercer
Peter ReissStage Manager
Mike Newbold and the Monday NightersSet Building
Polly BishopSet Design/Dressing
Lelia KershawCostumes
Pippa CookeCostumes
Anne SourceProps
Gordon SummersLights
Nick HodgesSound
Mary FishPrompt
Jean WalkerPrompt
Karen LEeProduction Secretary