Thelma Torr as Mrs Northrop the housekeeper. | Credit: Richard Batson

Players’ post-Covid Comeback is a Classic

When We Are Married is J B Priestley’s timeless tale of three Victorian weddings which happened on the same day – but whose foundations are rocked when the couples gather to mark their joint 25th anniversaries.

It is performed by the Sheringham Little Theatre Players as their first post-Covid drama production since Goodnight Mister Tom in 2019. The show is also a fund-raiser for the Little Theatre as it seeks to rebuild coffers depleted by the pandemic.

The plot, penned in 1934 and first staged in 1938, sees the couples re-evaluating their marriages amid the shockwaves of a surprise revelation – observed by a wicked housekeeper, seeking to make the most of their misfortune, and an alcohol-soaked newspaper photographer.

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Its fourteen strong cast, with ages ranging from thirteen to their eighties, is directed by Simon Thompson, who said: “It is a joy to be working with a talented cast who are all enjoying the experience of being back together doing what we all love.”

Cast members are: Attia Law (playing Ruby Birtle), Caius Law (Gerald Forbes), Thelma Torr (Mrs Northrop), Lucy Connor (Nancy Holmes), Paul Watson (Fred Dyson), Paul Minnett (Henry Ormonroyd), David Robinson (Alderman Joseph Helliwell), Phillipa Bailes (Maria Helliwell), Peter Howell (Councillor Albert Parker), Steve Tuck (Herbert Soppitt), Hannah Smith (Clara Soppitt), Amanda Howell (Annie Parker), Annabel Tyrrell and Barry Parsons (Rev Clement Mercer).

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