About the play
Although the play tells the heart-warming, funny and very human story of a battalion, ‘The Accrington Pals’, in World War One, it is really more concerned with those left at home to wail. Set in Lancashire, the play was actually written by a distinguished Staffordshire playwright, Peter Whelan.
First performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse, London, on 10th April, 1981, ‘The Accrington Pals‘ has all the elements of good theatre: honest characterisation, a strong storyline, true-to-life dialogue and an abundance of natural humour.
Ted Watkins, Director
(from the programme)