Royal Latin School students to bring First World War drama to life

Production shot from The Accrington Pals PNL-140321-152537001
Production shot from The Accrington Pals PNL-140321-152537001

Students at The Royal Latin School, in Buckingham will be marking the centenary of the First World War with a special production.

The school’s drama department has chosen The Accrington Pals, by Peter Whelan as one of their productions this year.

It has already been performed to sell-out audiences at the school and there is now one last performance of this powerful play for the community at the Radcliffe Centre on April 4, from 7.30pm.

The play describes the beginning of the 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) East Lancashire Regiment known as the Accrington Pals, at the outbreak of war and the dreadful consequences for the men who went to the Front and the anguish of the women left at home.

This year also marks the 20th year of drama at RLS under the leadership of Martin Boileau and this play, performed by sixth form drama students, is also a tribute to his contribution to drama at the school and in the community.

Proceeds from the performance will go to the Royal British Legion.

For enquiries about tickets, which are £5 each, contact Louise Stoner on or call 01280 813065.