The Accrington Pals at the Bridewell Theatre
Tower Theatre Company presents The Accrington Pals, by Peter Whelan at the Bridewell Theatre, City of London, from 18 Mar - 22 Mar 2014, to mark the centenary of World War One.
The town of Accrington was famously the smallest in England to raise a volunteer force, known as the Pals Bridage to fight in World War One. As 720 men from the town volunteered to fight, 583 of them were wounded or killed within half an hour of the Battle of Serre in 1916. As this news reached home, it was then that the women's real battles began, and the close knit community had to begin to try and rebuild their lives.
Peter Whelan's drama was originally produced at The Warehouse in London by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and opened on 10 April 1981. The Tower Theatre Company were founded in 1932 and aims to provide high quality, broadly based, affordable drama to people of all ages and backgrounds.