The Accrington Pals
by Peter Whelan
14-18 February 2017


The Accrington Pals is a beautiful play by Peter Whelan about the women and men from a town during the raising of Kitchener’s Army, during World War I.

This new production will be modern dress; acknowledging that this pithy, often funny, human-interest play has the opportunity to open the audiences view to a sense of history repeating rather than the distance of a centenary war.

Our setting will be amongst the market stalls of a small town; our Pals (a section of the local Army regiment), like those of Accrington, are being shipped out to fight in a war they don’t truly understand.

May is a green grocer who inherited her work from her father and has by default become the epicentre of the town. Close-by, Annie, Sarah and Bertha.

Tom has signed up to the Pals, with his best friend Ralph, and Annie’s pigeonfancying husband, Arthur. They have their reasons; reasons that May struggles to understand, and rallies against.

In the boys absence Eva, Ralph’s girlfriend, replaces Tom in May’s life and on the stall. The men are disappearing from the town as the women close ranks to defend what remains. In the midst of which, Reggie ducks and dives about the town trying to make sense of a family and town that continues to disintegrate under the pressure of war.

While the town comes to terms with the idea of war, an odd figure presents themselves as the voice of reason. War is necessary.

This is a town that throbs and pulses with life, even as death advances.

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CAST

BERTHA
- Kimberly Barker
CSM RIVERS
- James Franey
EVA - Lydia Johnson
MAY - Deborah Lean
RALPH - Adam Moulder
ANNIE - Paula Mount
REGGIE - Rosalia Myttas-Perris
SARAH - Leila Ruban
TOM - Robert J. Stanex
ARTHUR - Mark Watson

DIRECTOR - Fran Rafferty
PRODUCER - Rebecca Chisholm
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Oliver Levett
SOUND DESIGNER - Adrian Jeakins
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER AND PROPS SUPERVISOR - Lizzie Drapper
SET CONSTRUCTION - Ben Hussey
MARKETING CONSULTANT - Kaytie Lee
PHOTOGRAPHY - Stephen Russell



The Accrington Pals
By Peter Whelan
Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

14-18 February 2017, evenings at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm


Tickets: £13.50 (concessions £11) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances.

A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for £15.50 (concessions £13.00). Premium Tickets guarantee you a seat in the best rows in the house. Note they are unreserved within the premium block.

Buy 10 tickets online and get a 10% discount.

All tickets bought on the door must be paid for in cash - we cannot take card payments on the door.


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Gala Night, Friday 17 February
There will be a special gala performance on Friday 17 February, where guests receive a glass of fizz and a programme.included in the price of the ticket. Tickets £16 (concessions £13.50). Premium tickets are available for £18 (concessions £15.50). 

Concessions: Sedos members, children, senior citizens, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.


Ticket Collection

Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.

Please note: Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. 

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An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd


 



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