THE ACCRINGTON PALS

Synopsis:

 

The affects of World War I on the lower classes in Accrington, England are experienced between freinds, family and lovers. The unrequited love between lead characters Tom and May is a through line, as well as their conflicting personalities of socialism vs. capitalism. The play begins during a day in the life of these remarkable people, as yet uninterrupted by casualties of war. As the story unfolds, we see the local men volunteering to join the battalion, leaving to fight in the Great War and the impact that it has on their wives and families left at home. Moving, thought-provoking and often very funny, 'The Accrington Pals' paints a very human picture of civilian life during wartime. 


BHTC NOTES: As part of preparing the publicity for this production Jim & Sue Wilson visited the town of Accrington. More information about this is detailed on the club's 'Season 1998-1999 History' page.

 

Cast 

THE ACCRINGTON PALS

Playwright:  Peter Whelan

Genre:  Wartime Drama

Staged:  The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill

Directed by:Jacky Hilary

Production Date:  November 1998

Group:  BHTC

Laurie Parsons

Geoff Twyman

Keith Griffiths, Geoff Twyman,

David Bevan & Bob Awcock

Tim Kendell

Chris Childs, Keith Samphier &

Tim Pateman

Neil Batsford

Doreen Cripps

Margaret Coveney & Chris Twyman

Pauline Childs

Pam Skilton

Maureen Thomas

Rosalind Wood

Jim Wilson

Pam Skilton

Crew 

David Villiers

Julie Manville
Nigel Summers

Edward Ross

Bob Greenyer

Pippa Jones

Morag Mitchell

Samantha Childs

Kaitlin Forester

Peter Forester

Tom

May

Arthur

Reggie

Ralph

Eva

Annie

Sarah

Bertha

Rivers

Assistant to Director / Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction Team

 

Technical Manager

Technical Team

 

Piano

Wardrobe

Properties

Make-Up

Hair Styling

Prompt

Front of House Manager & Box Office

Publicity, Programmes & Posters

Rehearsal Refreshments

BHTC Production Number: 200

Programme, Press Cuttings

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