The Accrington Pals

14 July, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 19 July, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
The Coachhouse Theatre
£16, £12 over 60 and unwaged, £10 under 18
Malvern Theatres
01684 892277

Malvern Theatre Players

(resident amateur company of Malvern Theatres)

37th Season

       The Accrington Pals

by Peter Whelan


On the eve of the First World War the young men of Accrington hear General 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 that they were prepared for. And back home amongst the women they leave behind – mothers, wives, daughters, lovers – nothing can ever seem the same again. Based on a true story, this 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.


“Whelan writes with a poet’s ear” The Telegraph


The play “captures the contradictions of the time” The Guardian


Whelan captures the optimism, comradeship and community support” Manchester Salon


Monday 14th to Saturday 19th July at 7:30pm

Saturday 19th July at 2:30pm


The Coach House Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern


Tickets £16, £12 over 60 and unwaged, £10 under 18

(all prices include booking fee)

Tickets from Malvern Theatres box office

01684 892277 or