When We Are Married

by J. B. Priestley

Directed by Stella Judson

Imagine. It’s 1908-ish. Victoria has died and taken the bustle with her. Marriage is still sacrosanct. Divorce is a rarity, and living over the brush very socially unacceptable.

So there You are, Pillars of the local community, lavishly celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary, when you’re told that the Minister who performed your marriage ceremony all those years ago was not actually qualified to do so, and that for those last 25 years you have been living in, to put it politely, unmarried (and yet not-quite) bliss. Shock! Horror! The scandal! The shame! Oh my!

Three couples at the height of Clecklewyke Society, find themselves in exactly this situation, just as a photographer and a reporter from the local paper turn up to record their milestone anniversary for posterity! Not to mention the delectation of all the good people of Clecklewyke!

What to do? How to maintain appearances? How to keep this scandalous predicament under wraps? How to silence the gobby home help? Is Ruby, the very young maid, to be trusted? Who is the painted lady and more interestingly, Why has she turned up now? Will faces be saved? Will the unfortunate couples have to leave the district in shame, heads bowed, their carefully structured reputations in tatters? Or, now, thinking about it, do they take this setback as a golden opportunity to change their present?

In JB Priestley’s ‘When We Are Married’, time is once again of the essence, but this time it’s definitely a ‘farcical comedy’.

Cast
To be announced

  • Doors Open: 6.45pm
  • Show Times: 7.30pm
  • Running Time: To be confirmed
  • Additional Information:

    Trinity Square Car Park (across the road from the theatre) is free to holders of a theatre pass. The pass costs £1 and allows you to park for any show during the whole season. (Available from the Box Office)

Date

25 - 28 Sep 2024

Time

07:30 - 22:00

Cost

From £11

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Production by

Preston Drama Club

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  • Doors Open: 6.45pm
  • Show Times: 7.30pm
  • Running Time: To be confirmed
  • Additional Information:

    Trinity Square Car Park (across the road from the theatre) is free to holders of a theatre pass. The pass costs £1 and allows you to park for any show during the whole season. (Available from the Box Office)