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A lovely small play by Priestley, who is well known for his plays puncturing the pretensions of the British upper classes and those aspiring to such status, such as The Inspector Calls. This is a comedy with the same general theme, but it has affection rather than hatred for its subjects. A tale of upper middle class couples from the North of England who suddenly find out they were never married as they thought, 25 years earlier. The play is gentle but funny, and gives a stellar cast of actors a chance to show off the beauty of ensemble acting. The standout is Alan Bennett as "erbert," but Belinda Blethyn and Nicola Paget are also notable. Enjoy!
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Would you listen to When We are Married (Classic Radio Theatre) again? Why?
Definitely. It was very funny, with a nice touch of drama. Also, due to the fast pace and the many chaotic scenes I'm certain I missed a lot the first time round.
What did you like best about this story?
The way the three couples dealt (or rather, didn't deal) with the sudden change in their situation.
What about Alan Bennett’s performance did you like?
To be honest I'm not familiar with Alan Bennett, but all the male characters were excellently played. As were the female ones, for that matter.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed a LOT. But I also cared what happened to each couple.
Any additional comments?
Could someone please record the unabridged audio book of The Good Companions!!
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This is one of my favourite Priestley plays. The cast are all well known and portray their characters very well. The comedy is excellent and although dated is still very entertaining and worth listening to.
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