Saturday, 24 July 2021

Wanted - budding actors for Great War play

THE Henley Players are looking for men and women to audition for a production set during the First World War.

The Accrington Pals tells the story of a battalion of volunteers from Lancashire which was wiped out all but for seven survivors at the Battle of the Somme.

The play tells the story of the lives of those left behind, especially the women, but also the men who volunteered to go to war with the Accrington pals brigade.

Their names are included on the cenotaph in Oak Hill Park, Accrington.

Director Jan Corby said: “I want to generate more interest to get a decent selection of people from which to cast. It’s a very, very poignant and good play and a long way from the usual Oh! What A Lovely War and dramatisation of war poets’ lives.

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