The Accrington Pals | April 2009

By Peter Whelan. Directed by Eve Stone.

The story of men from the industrial town of Accrington who enlisted for service in the First World War.

They did not enlist for mere patriotism – military service provided a guaranteed income, regular food and clothing.

This is a local and social history of the men at the front and the women who were left behind.

Time period: from winter 1914 to summer 1916. Set in Accrington, Caernarvon, Ripon and the Western Front, The Somme.

Cast:
Tom:                     Rob Chambers
May:                     Janet Sharrock
Arthur:                 Alec Raemers
Reggie:                 James Appleyard
Ralph:                   Ian-Paul Munday
Eva:                      Sian Elliot
Annie:                   Viki Redgrave
Sarah:                   Ruth Aylward
Bertha:                 Rachel Cormican
CSM Rivers:        Simon Waterfield

Backstage:
Stage Director:                        Adrian Pope
Set Designer:                           Adrian Pope
Lighting Designer:                  Andrew Herbert
Sound Designer:                      Ian James
Set construction:                     Del Stone, members of T62
Set design:                               Adrian Pope, members of T62
Special construction:               Del Stone
Stage Manager:                       Liane Marchant
Asst Stage Manager:               Sandie Campbell 
Lighting Assistant:                  Bradley Smith
Sound Programmer:                Jon Lewis
Sound Assistant:                      Sharon Fowler
Props:                                        Sandie Campbell, Liane Marchant, Eve Stone
Wardrobe:                                Eve Stone
Make-up & hair:                      Andrea Cracknell, Jean Golder, Christine Lever, Penny Vetterlein
Drill Coach:                               Ken Besfor
Dialect Coach:                           Simon Waterford
Prompt:                                     Heather London

House Manager:                      John Heather
Refreshments:                          Nina James
Raffle:                                        Eve Stone
Box Office:                                Margaret Uzzell
Poster/programme Design:   Graham Copeland
Programme Editor:                 John Guttridge

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