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Ewhurst Players – The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan

Supporting the charity Help For Heroes.

The award winning Ewhurst Players are presenting a centenary commemorative production of The Accrington Pals to mark the cessation of hostilities of World War One. This will form part of an Ewhurst’s village tribute to the fallen of the Great War. They are delighted to announce that the charity Help for Heroes have allowed the Ewhurst Players to donate proceeds from the raffle to the charity and to hold a collection at each performance . Help for Heroes wrote to the Players saying they were proud to be associated with this production.

The auditions attracted a lot of interest and Ewhurst Players have assembled a very strong cast with some new faces as well as some familiar ones. There is also a very strong technical team who together with the actors create the Battle of the Somme on stage with devastatingly realistic sound and lighting effects.

The story of the play centres around the young men and women of Accrington as the menfolk leave them to join the famous Pals Battalions. It relates how the women they leave behind deal with their absence and ultimately their death. There are moments of humour as well moving and thought provoking themes. The play has even more poignancy as it is of course based on true facts.

The play is directed by Meg Bray whose last play for Ewhurst Players was the sell out production of a “Bunch of Amateurs.” Meg has a personal connection with the play, as her Uncle, Roger Kenyon, was an Accrington Pal.

The Ewhurst Players are very proud to be able to present this play and to remember and honour with gratitude the fallen soldiers of World War One.

November Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th. At the Village Hall Ewhurst. GU6 7PX

Box Office is now open www.ticketsource .co.uk/ewhurstplayers.

Help For Heroes are a Registered charity, reg. no. 1120920
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www.ewhurstplayers.com

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