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When We Are Married (2016)

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: N/A
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Wed 19 Oct. Contains some simulated smoking on stage.
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Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal present

When We Are Married

By J B Priestley

Directed by Barrie Rutter

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.

Watch with mounting glee as the pandemonium switches from horrified social embarrassment to the realisation that they are free from the shackles of long tedious marriages. Home truths are dealt, bullies get their retribution and the hen-pecked are hilariously and most satisfyingly liberated.

J B Priestley’s heartily entertaining northern comedy plays right into the hands of the remarkable Northern Broadsides – a company celebrated by audiences for its charisma, vitality and relish of language.

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Sunday Express          Mail On Sunday

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The Independent       The Stage

Reviews

“ A superb cast... a perfectly joyous evening's entertainment”

- Yorkshire Post
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“ Steve Huison and Kate Anthony particularly splendid as a henpecked husband and battle-axe wife”

- Sunday Express
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- The Independent
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“ ...a hoot”

- Mail On Sunday
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- The Stage
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- Reviews Hub
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“ The cast are superb.”

- State of the Arts

“ …a robust, rollicking production rich with splendid performances”

- York Press

“ There aren’t many things in life that you can always rely on – but you can always trust Northern Broadsides to deliver sharp comedy, perfect timing, and characters you can’t forget”

- York Mix

“ wonderfully uplifting, mischievous and boisterous”

- Yorkshire Times

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

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Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

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  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
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