Wednesday 15 August 2012

When We Are Married at the Maddermarket

On Saturday 28th July 2012 I attended the matinee performance of JB Priestley's When We Are Married from the Norwich Players at the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich. The play was written in 1938 but is set 30 years previously in 1908. When We Are Married explores attitudes to marriage at the turn of the 20th Century. 

When We Are Married is a classic farce set in Yorkshire when three long-married couples are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversaries, they discover that due to a bureaucratic quirk they have never actually been married. Laughs and surprises are abound in Priestley’s sparkling, classic comedy.

This was another wonderful afternoon at the Maddermarket Theatre as we were taken to the sitting room of Alderman Helliwell's house in Clecklewyke, a town in the West Riding. Home truths exploded and mayhem erupted in this eventful performance from the Norwich Players.

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