Plays Directory : The Accrington Pals

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Peter Whelan
  • Written
    1981
  • Setting
    Accrington / Flanders
  • Overview
    While the story itself is fiction, the background is reality. The Pals were formed and fought just as they are described as doing in the play. It looks at the story of the innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteered their services to their country after Kitchener's calls for a New Army. Their experiences of life on the Western Front are contrasted with the women who are left behind in Accrington, women who come together as friends when facing sexual deprivation, as well as being thrown into the social changes that came along with the absence of many men. The main characters, too, are contrasted; May, as independent, hard-working, fruit and veg stall holder, Tom, her lodger, as optimistic and idealistic and Eva, May's trusted and generous confidante and sweetheart of Ralph. The play has fun and light-hearted moments, which are starkly contrasted with the terrifying reality hundreds of men faced at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

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8 known characters

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3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Beth Nolan
Beth Nolan
Actor
2018, Bertha
Accrington Town Hall
Samantha Johanna Williams
2015, Bertha
The Workhouse Theatre
Amelia Stephenson
2015, Bertha
Alicia Dillon
2014, Bertha
Shannon Rewcroft
2014, Bertha
Eden Vansittart
2014, Bertha
New Wimbledon Studio Theatre
Claire Durrant
2014, Bertha
The Questors Theatre
Charlotte Dunnico
2014, Bertha
Victoria Rowlands
2014, Bertha
Midlands Arts Centre
Amy Shepherd
Amy Shepherd
Actor
2014, Bertha
Eloise Kay
Eloise Kay
Actor
2013, Bertha
The New Diorama
Marina Tapakoudes
2013, Bertha
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Sarah Crofts
Sarah Crofts
Actor
2012, Bertha
Criterion Theatre
Anna Kovacs
Anna Kovacs
Actor
2011, Bertha
Louise Beresford
2010, Bertha
The Oval House Theatre
Cassandra Tomaz
2007, Bertha
Pavillion Theatre, Brighton
Claire Walmsley
2006, Bertha
The Pleasance Theatre
Caroline Locke
2001, Bertha
Harvey Theatre Doncaster
Nicole Gaskell
1997, Bertha
Garrick Theatre, Stockport

Alternative Names

Accrington Pals