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The Accrington Pals

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 5m

The Accrington Pals
by Peter Whelan

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.

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    5f, 5m
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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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.
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M5 (teenage, 30s) F5 (20s, 30s)
  • Time Period 1910s / WWI
  • Setting Simple settings on an open stage
  • Features Period Costumes

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Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan (b. 1931) was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent. He started work at the Stoke Town Planning Office as an assistant surveyor and his varied list of former jobs includes farm worker, manservant, demolition worker, hall porter, advertising copywriter and English tea ...
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