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When we are Married

by J B Priestley

Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th May 2022
Curtain 7:30pm
Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin



Rushen Players are delighted to perform When we are Married, JB Priestley's comic masterpiece.
Although written in 1938, the play is firmly set amongst the mills, moors and Methodist chapels in Edwardian Yorkshire,
reflecting the social morés of the time with warmth, humanity and humour.

Full of vividly drawn characters who invade the Helliwell’s drawing room, in the course of one evening,
causing mayhem and upset with the three couples who are gathered there to celebrate
what they believe to be their joint 25th wedding anniversary......or is it?

The play is an absolute delight to perform and we had originally planned to present it at the Erin Arts Centre last November
as part of the Centre's 50th anniversary celebrations - so very apt for us to perform as not only does the play
centre around an Anniversary but Rushen Players performed it for the first time in the newly opened Erin Arts Centre 50 years ago last November.

A perfect choice all round!

Previous productions:

When we are Married 1953

When we are Married 1971

When we are Married 1998


Directed byAdrienne Sanderson

Ruby BirtleRobyn Hughes
Gerald ForbesMatthew Warren
Mrs. NorthropSharon Roberts
Nancy HolmesJude Dicken
Fred Dyson Robert Clayton
Henry OrmonroydJack Verity
Maria HelliwellAilsa Harrop
Clara SoppittCatie Angus
Alderman Joseph HelliwellGraham Roberts
Councillor Albert ParkerJuan Bridson
Herbert Soppitt Brian Matthews
Annie ParkerLouise Drinkwater
Lottie O'GradyOonagh Walsh
Rev. Clement MercerRobert Clayton

Backstage Crew

Set Construction
David Leiserach
Props, Costumes
Jane Clark
Caroline Turner
Lights & Sound
Mike Lean, Ron Beswick, Ian Galloway
Poster & Programme
Adrienne Sanderson
Special Thanks for Loan of Vintage Plate Camera
John at Morrisons Photographic, Douglas