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THE ACCRINGTON PALS
17 January 13 - 16 February 13

ONLINE BOOKING
All transaction charges are now dropped. You will no longer be charged for booking online or for using a card. The only charge will be for postage (£1.00) - and you can choose to collect your tickets from the Box Office instead!

THE ACCRINGTON PALS
 Peter Whelan
A POWERFUL AND POIGNANT DRAMA BASED ON A REAL-LIFE STORY
On the eve of the First World War the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.

When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared for.

And back home amongst the women they leave behind – their mothers, wives, daughters, lovers – nothing can ever be the same again. 

Peter Whelan’s epic and deeply humane play, dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in historical events. Funny, intimate and moving THE ACCRINGTON PALS charts the fortunes of a close-knit community on the brink of change.

Exciting young director James Dacre makes his Royal Exchange debut with this production. His recent successes include Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT at The Globe and Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play THE MOUNTAINTOP at The Trafalgar Studios.

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Interview with Director James Dacre and The Daily Telegraph
Interview with Director James Dacre and The Daily Telegraph
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'In ten minutes almost a thousand men were slaughtered'

Young director James Dacre tells Dominic Cavendish why he's staging The Accrington Pals, Peter Whelan's powerful drama about a town devasted by the First World War.

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Resource Extra to accompany THE ACCRINGTON PALS
Resource Extra to accompany THE ACCRINGTON PALS
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Click here to download a Resource Extra to accompany THE ACCRINGTON PALS, including background to the play, notes from the rehearsal room and an insight into the creative process from Assistant Director Ed Lewis.

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Cast
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Sarah RidgewaySimon ArmstrongSean AydonSarah BelcherRebecca  CallardBrendan CharlesonLaura ElsworthyGerard KearnsEmma  LowndesRobin Morrissey
By Peter Whelan
Director James Dacre
Designer Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Charles Balfour
Sound Emma Laxton
Movement Director Ann Yee
Musical Director Howard Gray
Voice and Dialects Martin McKellan
Assistant Director Eduard Lewis
EVENT INFORMATION

BOOK TICKETS
0161 833 9833 / online

TICKET PRICES
£10 - £35 (click here for more details)

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
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RUNNING TIME
Approx 2 hours and 50 minutes including 1 interval

BACK STAGE TOUR
Wednesday 23 January, 11.00am

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday 31 January

AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 9 February, 3:30pm
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BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Friday 15 February, 7:30pm
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NEW CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Thursday 7 February, 7:30pm
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BOOKING INFORMATION FOR AUDIO-DESCRIBED, BSL INTERPRETED & CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Please book via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833 so your seat can be allocated - online booking is not available for these performances.

Please note, the production contains brief nudity.