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The Accrington Pals

Written by Peter Whelan
Directed by Graham Frosdick

This lyrical, absorbing play, premiered by the RSC, is set in Accrington during 1914-16. The “Pals” are the men from the local volunteer battalion who march high-spiritedly off to the Great War with their experiences in the trenches contrasted with those of the women left behind. At times funny, at times sad, it paints a moving and powerful picture of the changes in civilian life during wartime.


May – Rachel De Silva
Tom – Alex Lewis
Ralph – Daniel O’Brien
Eva – Charlotte Constant
Sarah – Elizabeth Vile
Bertha – Laura Bonner
Annie – Jennifer McCarthy
Arthur – Simon Eile
Reggie – Anthony Monaco
CSM Rivers – Richard Self


Stage Manager – Frank Andrews
Set Design – Roger Butler
Prompt – Jeannie Saunders
Lights – Peter Bennett
Props – Sue Newman, Diane Frosdick
Sound – Ken Swan and Ian Blower
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Set Build – Peter Richardson, Albert Tilbury, Roger Butler, Trevor Jeffries

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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