When We Are Married



  • A farce by J. B. Priestley,first produced in 1938 in London. The plot involves three respectableYorkshire couples, who were married in the same church on the sameday and are now gathering 25 years later to have a photograph takenfor the local press. The Helliwells, Parkers, and Soppitts celebratehappily until the chapel organist, Gerald Forbes, reveals that a clericalerror 25 years ago made their marriages invalid. All three couplesnow re-examine their commitment to each other; when the press photographerdiscovers that they are all legally married after all, Parker bribeshim to keep the whole affair secret. During the original productionPriestley himself played the part of the photographer for severalperformances when the actor concerned was injured.