Northern Broadsides is again teaming up with Theatre Royal York for an autumn tour of JB Priestley’s comedy, When We Are Married.
Set in the heart of Northern England, in Cleckleywyke, a town in the West Riding. Three respectable couples, the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community … but not for much longer.
Married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, they join together to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think…
The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation that these pillars of the community aren’t quite as respectably married as they thought they were. The vicar wasn’t licensed and they are not actually married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years.
First performed in 1938, J.B. Priestley’s heartily entertaining northern comedy plays right into the hands of the acclaimed Northern Broadsides – a company celebrated by audiences for its charisma, vitality and relish of language.
The production’s cast features TV favourites former Corries actresses Sue Devaney and Kate Anthony, Steve Huison (Lomper in the hit British film The Full Monty), Adrian Hood from Dinnerladies, NB’s artistic director Barrie Rutter and Zoe Lambert (Emmerdale).
Other casting: Luke Adamson, Matthew Booth, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Gully, Sophia Hatfield, Lisa Howard, Kat Louise-Martin, Mark Stratton and Andy Hall.
Directed by Barrie Rutter, When We Are Married will open at York Theatre Royal in September and tour until the end of the year.
2016 UK Tour Dates
September 9-24, York Theatre Royal
September 27-October 1, Hull Truck Theatre
October 4-8, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
October 11-15, Rose Theatre, Kingston
October 18-22, West Yorkshire Playhouse
October 25-29, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
November 1-5 Nov, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
November 8-12, New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
November 22-26, Liverpool Playhouse
November 29-December 10, Viaduct Theatre, Halifax.