‘When we are Married’ – A comedy by J B Priestley – 28 March 2017 – 1 April 2017

Cliffe Theatre, Eaglescliffe, Egglescliffe, Stockton on Tees - When We Are Married

Twenty five years ago the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts were married on the same day by the same parson and they have gathered at the Helliwell home to celebrate their silver wedding.

The new chapel organist has recently met the parson who conducted the triple marriage ceremony and has discovered that he was not authorised to do so.

Pandemonium breaks out when the three couples, all pillars of society, believe they have been living in sin for the last twenty five years.




The action takes place in the sitting-room of Alderman Helliwell’s house in Clecklewyke, a town in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1908.

ACT 1 – A September evening
ACT 2 – About half an hour later
ACT 3 – About a quarter of an hour later

Click here to view photographs from Dress Rehearsal night (27th March)


Ruby Birtle – GRACE MURRAY   :   Gerald Forbes – DAVID MURRAY   :   Mrs Northrop – JEN DODSWORTH

Nancy Holmes – MARIA HUNTER   :   Fred Dyson – RIK RADDIGAN   :   Henry Ormonroyd – DAVID LYNCH 

Alderman Joseph Helliwell – ANDY FOX   :  Maria Helliwell – FIONA COOK   :   Councillor Albert Parker – STUART LANDRETH 

Herbert Soppitt – MIKE WOOD   :   Clara Soppitt – JULIE ATKINSON   :   Annie Parker – JACKIE WILSON  

Lottie Grady – JULIE WESTWATER   :   Rev. Clement Mercer – PHILIP KENYON

Stage Crew

Set Design and ConstructionDavid Grimshaw (Assisted by Linda Cuthbert, Ben Thompson, Alex Farr, Margaret Farr and Ray Paris)
Lighting and SoundMark Brookes
Stage Management/PropsDot Bell  (Assisted by – Annette Simpson)
PromptBarbara Perry
Publicity and ProgrammesJackie Wilson

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