"When We Are Married" by J. B. Priestley - November 2004

Our 50th Anniversary Production

Directed by Christine Harbidge

Produced by Annette Ayres

The Cast (in order of appearance)
Ruby Birtle Jessica Royce
Gerald Forbes Mark Aldrich
Mrs Northrop Val Rushworth
Nancy Holmes Debbie Edwards
Fred Dyson Tony Stafford
Henry Ormonroyd Stan Harbidge
Alderman Joe Helliwell Jon Jones
Maria Helliwell Sarah Taylor
Councillor Albert Parker David Darby
Annie Parker Sally Anderson
Herbert Soppitt Terry Hall
Clara Soppitt Pam Thompson
Lottie Grady Debbie Edwards
Reverend Mercer Jim Wallis


The action takes place in the home of Alderman & Mrs Helliwell in Clecklewyke, a small town in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1908. The Helliwells, Parkers & Soppitts have met to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. They were married by the same parson on the same day at their local chapel, 25 years before.

Act 1

Early Evening, late summer

Act 2

About half an hour later


Act 3

About 15 minutes later



The Production Team

Stage Manager

Tina Warrington


Annette Ayres 


Susan Jones


Tony Stafford


Kelly Thompson

Sound & Light

Clive Holland 


Richard Stanway

Special Effects

Clive Holland 

Set Design 

Christine Harbidge

Set Construction

Members of the group


Annette Ayres 

Ticket Sales 

Kath Ready


Christine Harbidge

Poster Design 

David Darby


& Jon Jones


Christine Harbidge


David Darby


Kath Ready

Front of House

Members of the group