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Accrington Pals,The - Full Length Play, Drama

Accrington Pals,The

Peter Whelan

Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573110092

The Accrington Pals
by Peter Whelan

This lyrical, absorbing play, premiered by the RSC, is set in Accrington during 1914-16. The "Pals" are the men from the local volunteer battalion who march high-spiritedly off to the Great War with their experiences in the trenches contrasted with those of the women left behind. At times funny, at times sad, it paints a moving and powerful picture of the changes in civilian life during wartime.

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Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - Simple settings on an open stage

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This lyrical, absorbing play, premiered by the RSC, is set in Accrington during 1914-16. The "Pals" are the men from the local volunteer battalion who march high-spiritedly off to the Great War with their experiences in the trenches contrasted with those of the women left behind. At times funny, at times sad, it paints a moving and powerful picture of the changes in civilian life during wartime.
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5m, 5f

M5 (teenage, 30s) F5 (20s, 30s)
Author
Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan (b. 1931) was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent. He started work at the Stoke Town Planning Office as an assistant surveyor and his varied list of former jobs includes farm worker, manservant, demolition worker, hall porter, advertising copywriter and English teacher. In 1950 and 1951 he undertook his mandatory 2-years of National Service which must have had a profound influence on ... view full profile

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