Newbridge Drama Group’s comedy back by popular demand

The cast of 'When we are Married'.
Newbridge Drama Group’s last production the farcical comedy called ‘When We Are Married’ will be back by popular demand for a two night run in Newbridge next weekend.

Newbridge Drama Group’s last production the farcical comedy called ‘When We Are Married’ will be back by popular demand for a two night run in Newbridge next weekend.

JB Priestly’s play, which will run at the Riverbank from Friday, July 26 to Saturday July 27 at 8pm after a sucessful four night run in May.

“Newbridge Drama Group return for two nights only, due to popular demand, to perform JB Priestley’s farcial comedy ‘When We Are Married’,” said PRO Conor Byrne

“It was first published in 1938 and is set in Northern England in 1908 where the theme of the story would indeed have made the participants social pariahs and bywords.”

The stellar cast includes the local talents of Frank Gregg, Ester Crilly, Arthur Burke and Margaret Rowe alongside Sean McElroy and Jo McMahon, Aoife Byrne, Conor Byrne and Joanne Burke and Brid Hernon-Hoey, who all enjoyed the last production so much they are happy to be back for two more runs.

“The play tells the story of three couples celebrating their 25th wedding anniversaries,” he said.

“Not only do they all share the same anniversary, they all got married at the same church at the same time, by the same preacher.”

During the celebrations they receive news of such calamity, which throws them all into turmoil. The play revolves around the repercussions of this revelation, and what can be done or as the case may be not done to solve the problem.

“The story is further enhanced with the possibility that certain characters are quite pleased with the new situation,” he added

“They are not especially enthusiastic about rectifying it either.”

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