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.
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
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
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
Set Design and Construction – David Grimshaw (Assisted by Linda Cuthbert, Ben Thompson, Alex Farr, Margaret Farr and Ray Paris)
Lighting and Sound – Mark Brookes
Stage Management/Props – Dot Bell (Assisted by – Annette Simpson)
Prompt – Barbara Perry
Publicity and Programmes – Jackie Wilson