The Accrington Pals

Oct 1988

The Accrington Pals - by Peter Whelan
Performed -  Autumn 1988 at Blackfriars Theatre

This lyrical and absorbing play is set in Accrington, Lancashire, 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.


Actors names on right:

May - Julie Fearnehough
Tom - Carl Reece
Ralph - Andrew Fravigar
Eva - Julie Storr
Sarah - Jo Teather
Bertha - Sue Alexander
Annie - Frances Sabey
Arthur - Tim Farrow
Reggie - Ben Read
Sgt. Rivers - Colin McDonnell

Production Team

Director - Steve Grist
Producer - 
Stage Manager - Mike Barker
Set Design - Steve Grist
Set Construction - John Binks, Bruce Fyffe, John Lingard, Pete Read, George Ingham, John Beaven, Dick Cartwright and members of the society
Stage Crew - 
Wardrobe - Marilyn Read
Properties - Sharon Reece & Janet Leaper
Lighting - Chris Smith
Sound - Richard Barrett
Poster - Andrew Skinner
Publicity - Wendy McDonnell
Prompt - Chris Roberts