Powerful, poignant and humane, are just three words which best describe the WW1 drama, The Accrington Pals, currently being shown at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
Brilliantly acted, tightly scripted and a great stage presence from the cast, this production not only gives a spell binding performance but makes a fantastic tribute to the memory of those who died.
On the eve of the First World War, the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.
When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared for.
And back home, amongst the women they leave behind – their mothers, wives, daughters, lovers – nothing can ever be the same again!
Peter Whelan’s epic and deeply moving play, dramatises the lives of ordinary working class people caught up in historical events.
Funny and intimate, The Accrington Pals charts the fortunes of a close-knit community on the brink of world changing events.
Based on a real life story, The Accrington Pals is being shown until February 13th and is a worth while play for everyone to go and see