When We Are Married

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When We Are Married is a comedy by the English dramatist, J. B. Priestley. It was first performed at the St. Martin's Theatre, London on 11 October 1938, and transferred to the larger Prince's Theatre in March 1939 and ran until 24 June of that year. In November 1938 When We Are Married became the first play to be televised unedited from a theatre, when the BBC relayed the complete performance between 8.30 and 10.50 p.m. on 16 November. Published as When We Are Married: A Yorkshire Farcical Comedy (French's acting ed.). London: Samuel French, 1938.

Performance history in South Africa

1940: Produced by Anna Romain Hoffman in 1940, starring Moira Lister. Venue unknown.

1944: Produced for the Coneron Players by W.H. Seaton at the Rondebosch Town Hall in 1944. With Gilbert Little, Marie van Reenen, George Cloete, Mat Paulse.

19**: NAPAC Drama production, directed by Graham Armitage, designed by Elizabeth Macliesh, lighting designed by Joe Freedman, staged at the Alhambra Theatre, Durban.

August 1-3,1949: The Port Elizabeth Catholic Dramatic Society presented the satire at the MacSherry Hall. Produced by Rev J McVey and Jackson Lee starring Gwen Assheton-Smith, Marie Robertson, Cynthia Hooper, Donald Reid, Bernard Ritter and Walter Kent.


Wikipedia [1].

Scrapbook held by NELM: [Collection: LISTER, Moira]: 2007. 20. 6. 1. (re Hoffman production, 1940).

Trek, 9(8):18, 1944.

Daily Advertiser, August 1 - 2, 1949.

Theatre programme (NAPAC production, undatedd) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 39. 11.

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