We have only to consider the present furore over the marriage of a divorced future King to a woman, not only a divorcee but also a commoner, to think ourseleves back to the time when people did not live together without the benefit of clergy.
They were spoken of only in whispers and not in front of the children.
Hence, the discovery on the very day of the Silver Wedding celebration that the parson who married three young couples twenty five years previously was not all he ought to have been is shocking.
This is Clecklewyke. The couples are important people, leaders of the community. Everybody knows everybody!
To further complicate the affair, a painted woman with dyed hair calls to provide another dimension to the plot.
We hope you enjoy the gentle satire of this play from the 30s as Priestley exposes the pomposity and snobberies of people he must surely have known.
|Alderman Joseph Helliwell
|Councillor Albert Parker
|Reverend Clement Mercer
|Wardrobe, Costume Design and Making
|Front of House
|This production kindly sponsored by:
Jacky Freeman, Artist
Martin Pearson, Architects,Wilsmlow