Northern Broadsides brings comedy revival to Stephen Joseph Theatre

Cast of When We Are Married
Cast of When We Are Married

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal join forces to stage a revival of JB Priestley’s comedy When We Are Married in the Round at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Set in in 1908 in the town of Cleckleywyke in the West Riding, the play follows the fortunes of the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts, all 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.

When We Are Married is directed by Barrie Rutter. He 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.”

Rutter will be joined in the cast by, among others, Sue Devaney, Kate Anthony, Adrian Hood and Steve Huison.

It runs from Tuesday October 25 to Saturday October 29, with performances at 7.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1.30pm and 7pm on 
Thursday, and 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are priced from £10 to £24.50 and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01723 370541.