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When We Are Married

When We Are Married
Written by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Harry Dunphy
28 November – 3 December 1977

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.


Ruby Birtle – Jean Poole
Gerald Forbes – Andy Wright
Mrs Northrop – Pat Summers
Nancy Holmes – Elizabeth Burville
Fred Dyson – David Foord-Divers
Henry Ormonroyd – Colin Hill
Alderman Joseph Helliwell – John Wharton
Maria Helliwell – Mavis Dunphy
Councillor Albert Parker – Tony Stebbins
Herbert Soppitt – John Wilsdon
Clara Soppitt – Betty Bailey
Annie Parker – Audrey Christianson
Lottie Grady – Margaret Penny
Rev Clement Mercer – Eric Hill


Stage Manager – Martin Howe
Assistant Stage Manager – Eileen Hullett
Properties – Janice Wood, Lynn Howe, Jan Pearce
Lighting – Mike Auvray
Sound – Andy Howe
Costumes – Joan Robarts, Andrea Hammond, Marjorie Sawyer
Set Design – Martin Howe
Set Construction – Guild Workshop