Lyceum celebrates 80 years of classic comedy

LYCEUM Theatre Oldham continues their season of British Comedy with a play that has been hitting the funny bones of all ages for 80 years.

Even after eight decades, J B Priestley’s ‘When We Are Married’ is as relevant today as when it was first written.


Lyceum Theatre Oldham presents ‘When we are Married’

Poking fun at Victorian values, the play also takes a pop at marriage, society, the press and tradition when three couples, who thought they had been married for 25 years, find their settled, secure, respectable lives have been a sham.

With a large cast and a fantastic script, this is a perfect play for the talented enthusiasts at Lyceum Theatre Oldham and will run from April 13-21.

Director Karen Barton, whose recent credits include another Priestley play ‘Time and the Conways’, is excited to be back at the Lyceum.

She said: “’When We Are Married’ is about relationships of all sorts. It packs a punch at snobbery, self-importance, bullying, hypocritical behaviour. All of this seems highly relevant today.”

Lyceum Theatre Oldham presents ‘When We Are Married’ by J B Priestley from April 13-21, 2018 starting at 7.30pm (no performance Sunday, April 15).

All Tickets cost £8.50 and are can be bought online from or by calling the Box Office: 0161 627 1032 (Box office at the venue is open for phone and face to face bookings on Tuesdays 27 March, 3 & 10 April 2pm-4pm and Thursdays 29 March, 5 & 12 April 7pm-9pm as well as half an hour before each performance).

Find Lyceum Theatre Oldham at 95 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1QG.

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