J B Priestley's play When We Are Married to be performed from 7th to 9th of February 2019 at the Kenneth More Theatre.When We Are Married by J B Priestley Directed by Peter Wilson
A statement from the play’s director, Peter Wilson:
Written by J B Priestley in 1938, ‘When We Are Married’ is a bit of a rarity in that it is a ‘Yorkshire Farce’ and he did not write many of them!
The play is set in the Edwardian era. Its basic situation is fairly simple. Three couples, all now prominent members of local society and civic life, are spending the 25th Anniversary of their wedding together celebrating. Then the bombshell falls – they are not legally married. They have only been ‘LIVING IN SIN’.
The play deals with the fallout of such devastating news, not only as it affects the three main couples, but also all those with whom they come into contact on the ‘happy day’. It forces them to look at what this news means for each of them.
It also, in passing, throws some very revealing light upon women and their place in society in 1905.
This is the third time I have been involved in a production of this play, but only my first time as director. This play is a joy to work on, yielding ample opportunity for some really in-depth character study work and wonderful ensemble playing.
There may be those who think that something written eighty plus years ago cannot have much to say to a modern audience. I strongly disagree. What Priestley was saying in 1938 is not so very different from what Ayckbourn has been saying since the late1960s, and we still find it funny.
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VenueKenneth More Theatre
AddressOakfield Road, Ilford, Ilford, Greater London,
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