Archives - The Accrington Pals

by Peter Whelan

Directed by Hugh Croydon

Friday 20th – Saturday 28th November 1998 in the Auditorium

At 7.30am in the bright sunshine of July 1st 1916, 700 men of the 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment advanced from their trenches before the fortified village of Serre near the river Somme. These men were the “Accrington Pals”.

In less than twenty minutes, 235 of them lay dead and 350 wounded, 585 out of 700. Not a man of them wavered or turned back.

And what of the mothers, wives and sisters left behind in Accrington?

This moving, absorbing and at times funny play tells the story of these women and the men who marched so high-spiritedly off to war.

Part of the Barn’s 1998/1999 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Creative team

Director-Hugh Croydon
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Lighting Design-Derek Palmer
Stage Manager-Victoria Rive
Assistant Stage Manager-Nigel Rive
Set Construction-Members of The Company
Lighting Operator-Shirley Shaw
Sound-James Rowles
Keith Price
Wardrobe-Irene Gill
Anne Classey
Properties-Jean Amato
Belinda Putley
Joan Flay
Production Secretary-Shirley Thompson
Piano Accompaniment-Peter Farrell

Baskets loaned by Brickwall Nurseries. Music from Mike Harding’s ‘Bombers Moon’. Sponsored by DSL Business Supplies

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