Peter Whelan's

The Accrington Pals

Directed by Darren Hall

Apr 15 2015
Apr 18 2015

Giffnock Theatre Players proudly present Peter Whelan’s “The Accrington Pals”.

It is 27 July 1914, the eve of the First World War. In Accrington, a small town in East Lancashire, the young men hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army. They take action, 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 the effect on the women and children left behind in their previously close-knit community is devastating.

2015 marks 100 years since the first full year of the Great War was fought; 1915 witnessed some of its major battles, not least Gallipoli, Ypres and Loos.

This powerful, poignant, sometimes funny drama is based on a real-life story…And its one you won’t forget.

This production brings some new faces to the Giffnock Theatre Players cast: Mark Coleman, Gemma Carroll, Carla Moccia and Dylan Coletta. Dylan is in his second year at High School and this is his first venture onto the stage, playing the character of Reggie, an adolescent. Rehearsals have been going very well under the attentive Director, Darren Hall. The cast and backstage crew have been both deeply moved and amused by the play.

The Accrington Pals runs at Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18st April 2015 at 7.30pm. In addition, there is a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are priced at £13, with an £11 concession ticket available, as well as discounts for group bookings. They can be purchased by phoning 07518 201756 or 0141 577 4956; emailing; or from the Eastwood Park Theatre box office at