The Accrington Pals, based on the experiences of the East Lancashire 11th Battalion, tells the story of the young men who went to the Front in WW1 and the women they left behind.
Director Rebecca Gatward shares her experience of having twice-directed Peter Whelan's 1981 play. She explores the characters' origins in Whelan's own family history, the beauty of prose akin to working class poetry, and how the text lends itself so well to today's political landscape.
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