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:

Amy-Lou Harris
2018, May
Multiple
Florence Holmes
2017, May
Alison Hulett
2015, May
South London Theatre
Eleanor Hawthorne
2015, May
ALRA North
Hannah Roberts
2014, May
Kenton Theatre
Loretta Leonard
2014, May
Petersfield Festival Hall
Monika Brodowska
2014, May
ALRA
Lydia Harris
Lydia Harris
Actor
2014, May
Studio Five
Sarah Kerr
Sarah Kerr
Actor
2014, May
Belles Berry
Belles Berry
Actor
2012, May
Rachel Reading
2009, May
UCLAN
Katie Richmond
2008, May
Italia Conti Studios
Ocean Isoaro
Ocean Isoaro
Actor
2007, May
Jermyn Street Theatre & Brighton Dome
Geraldine Cottalorda
2006, May
ALRA Theatre
Nicola Wilkinson
2006, May
The Pleasance Theatre
Lucy Litchfield
2005, May Hassel
Josie Mills
Josie Mills
Actor
2003, May
Jermyn Street Theatre, London
Angela Byron
Angela Byron
Actor
1999, May
Lighthouse Theatre
Carole Ruggier
1992, May

Alternative Names

Accrington Pals