When we are married

When we are married by J.B. Preistley    16th-18th February 1989

Three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gather 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 neighbours think?

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Ruby Birtle : Val Searle

Gerald Forbes : William Heaton

Mrs Northrop : Barbara Brockway

Nancy Holmes : Glenis Marchini

Fred Dyson : Douglas Harding

Henry Ormonroyd : John Elson

Alderman Joseph Helliwell : John Moules

Maria Helliwell : Diana Evans

Councillor Albert Parker : Geoffrey Palmer

Herbert Soppitt : Ray Bromelow

Clara Soppitt : Wendy Roskilly

Annie Parker : Joyce Elson

Lottie Grady : Pat Baskerville

Rev. Clement Mercer : Peter Lee


Director : Valerie Coles

Lighting : Kevin Dunnicliffe

Sound : Mark Gifford

Properties : Ruth Ferguson

Costumes : William Heaton, Betty Harvey

Prompt : Winnie Stubbs

Set designed and built : John Elson, William Heaton, David Fyfe, John Baskerville