Herbert Soppitt

Another play by a well-known and -respected author, J. B. Priestley, and this one had a cast of fourteen, not something the Society is able to do very often! The play is set in a fictitious Yorkshire town around the turn of the twentieth century so at least most of the cast didn’t have to worry about their accents for a change, but I did, being a ‘soft southerner’. The three main couples are gathered to celebrate their joint wedding day, but unfortunately, it would appear that they are not actually legally married, as the result of an administrative mistake.

My character is rather put-upon by his domineering wife Clara (Ann Barron), but eventually, he manages to find his backbone, when the problem with the marriages is resolved. Luckily, the costumes for the late Victorian period were available from the Society’s extensive wardrobe.