Northern Broadsides will visit the Rose Theatre in Kingston with a production of J.B Priestley’s When We Are Married from the 11th to the 15th October. 

The production sees Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal collaborating to stage this rarely toured and much loved comedy.

Cleckleywyke, a town in the West Riding, 1908.

The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community … but not for much longer.

Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short lived when they discover the vicar wasn’t licensed and they are actually not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years.

J.B. Priestley’s play was originally performed in 1938 and is a heartily entertaining comedy. This production is directed by Barrie Rutter and will star Sue Devaney (Jane in Dinnerladies and Debbie Webster Coronation Street), Steve Huison (Lomper in the hit British film The Full Monty, Eddie Windass in Coronation Street and PC Ray Wilson in Emmerdale), Kate Anthony (Pam Hobsworth in Coronation Street and Anything Goes, Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and Adrian Hood (Dinnerladies, the film Brassed Off and All Quiet on the Preston Front, BBC).

Talking about the new production, Barrie Rutter said: “When We Are Married is the quintessential Yorkshire comedy with an absurd plot overflowing with authentic attitudes of the day; fun for the cast as well as the audience. Having wanted to stage this classic comedy for many years and also have the opportunity to once again co-produce with York Theatre Royal, I really can’t wait to get this wonderful new revival on the road.”

When We Are Married will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 11th to the 15th October. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/when-we-are-married

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