VenueRoyal Exchange
Other spaces: The Studio/Swan Street Studio
CountyGreater Manchester
From17th January 2013
Opened21st January 2013
To16th February 2013
What is currently on at Royal Exchange (V491)
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The Accrington Pals

The Accrington PalsT1742401871
Early in September 1914 the Mayor of Accrington called for 100 men to form a battalion. Over 1200 men volunteered in only ten days. Near Somme at 7.30a.m. in the bright sunshine of 1st July 1916 over 700 Accrington Pals advanced from their trenches. As they came across the 300 yards of 'No Man's Land' they were swept by machine gun and rifle fire. In less than twenty minutes most dead or wounded. Not one man wavered or turned back. This moving play tells their story and that of their wives and sweethearts.
Performer Peter Whelan

Archive :: production:T1742401871, play:S2165, venue:V491

Production details

Special Performances

  • 7 Feb 13 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Producer Royal Exchange
Director James Dacre
Design Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Charles Balfour
Sound Emma Laxton
Performer Emma Lowndes (May)
Performer Gerard Kearns (Ralph)
Performer Sarah Ridgeway (Eva)
Performer Rebecca Callard (Sarah)
Performer Sarah Belcher (Annie)
Performer Brendan Charleson (Arthur)

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