On the eve of war the young men of Accrington hear the call to arms 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 had imagined. Back home in the streets and back yards nothing can be the same again for mothers, wives, daughters and lovers.
The pals are both the women of Accrington and the young men who volunteered. Though set in Lancashire the tale is relevant to any community that sent its young men off to the war a hundred years ago. A sobering play with tragedy, it is also funny and moving. It commemorates the price a small community had to pay, but is in no way glorified.
Wed 28th May to Friday 30th May, 7:30pm St John the Baptist Church.
Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) in Tideswell Post Office and Litton Stores from early May.
Bookings on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01298 871063.