Saddleworth Players commemorate the centenary of the start of the great war with Peter Whelan’s drama “Accrington Pals”, with performances at Delph’s Millgate Arts Centre from 22 to 29 November 2014 at 7.30pm.
At the outbreak of war in 1914, the 700 strong local battalion from Accrington, Lancashire marched off optimistically in response to Lord Kitchener’s call – Your Country Needs YOU ! This powerful and poignant play is set in the early years of the First World War, as the country’s jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true terror of warfare gradually becomes clear. The Accrington Pals portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town, and the highs and lows of everyday people at home and on the front line.
In conjunction with the production, Saddleworth Museum will be running a display “In Memoriam” which chronicles how the war affected the community in Saddleworth, and details the human sacrifice they gave. The display will be open in the bar lounge on each performance night.
Tickets for the show are available online at www.saddleworthplayers.org.uk, or by calling the box office on 01457 874644 between 7:30pm and 9pm, Tuesday to Thursday.
Tickets cost £8.00 for adults and £5 for students.
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