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Review of Peter Whelan's Play, "The Accrington Pals",
By A Customer
This review is from: The Accrington Pals (Acting Edition) (Paperback)
A play that allows us to enter the minds of the common people who lost so much during the first world war. The soldiers who left, in innocence and ignorance, to fight for their country; and those left behind to grieve for their loss. The play compares the idealist socialism of the artist, Tom, with the individualism of May, with her self help philosophy. The play is based on the real life tragedy of The Accrington Pals, which adds poignancy. It is accessible and sensitively written and well worth reading.