Directed by Barrie Rutter
Designed by Jessica Worrall
Cleckleywyke, a town in the West Riding, 1908.
The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community … but not for much longer.
Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short lived when they discover the vicar wasn’t licensed and they are actually not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years.
Watch with mounting glee as the pandemonium switches from horrified social embarrassment to the realisation that they are free from the shackles of long tedious marriages. Home truths are dealt, bullies get their retribution and the hen-pecked are hilariously and most satisfyingly liberated.
J B Priestley’s heartily entertaining northern comedy plays right into the hands of the remarkable Northern Broadsides – a company celebrated by audiences for its charisma, vitality and relish of language.
Barrie Rutter plays Henry Ormonroyd and directs a cast of fifteen actors.
Tour Dates Autumn 2016
York Theatre Royal
Fri 9 – Sat 24 Sept, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 24th 2.30pm
Hull Truck Theatre
Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm
Sat matinee: 2pm
Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds
Tue 4 – Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm
Matinees: Wed 2pm & Sat 3pm
Rose Theatre Kingston
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct, 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu & Sat 2.30pm
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 1.30pm & Sat 2pm
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct 7.30pm, Thu 7pm
Matinees: Thu 1.30pm & Sat 2.30pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Nov, 7.45pm
Matinees: Thu & Sat 2pm
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Nov, 7.30pm
Sat matinee: 2.15pm
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Nov
Evenings: 7.30pm (except Wed)
Matinees: Wed 5.30pm, Thu 1.30pm & Sat 2pm
Viaduct Theatre, Halifax
Tue 29 Nov – Sat 10 Dec, 7.30pm
Sat matinee: 2.30pm