Llanfyllin Christmas Market

The LADS will be doing a few turns at the Christmas Market on Friday 30th November. 

Look out for us in the Institute 6.30pm to 7.30pm. See you there!


Wish us luck as you wave us goodbye...

The teams behind 'The Forester's House' and 'The Accrington Pals' would like to thank everyone who came and supported these productions. We had fabulous audiences and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. 

We always appreciate feedback, so do feel free to message us with your reactions to the plays. 

The LADS will be making an appearance at Llanfyllin Christmas Market on Friday 30th November. Next up will be the Montgomeryshire One-Act Play Festival in the spring. 

WW1 plays

Meet the directors of our two November plays. 

Alison Utting (L) is directing 'The Accrington Pals' by Peter Whelan, and Pam Johnson (R) is bringing us Neil Rhodes' play 'The Forester's House'. 

Both plays are part of the Wilfred Owen 100 Festival. Dates, venues and online ticket sales are available on our 'Buy Tickets' page. 

Book now for our WW1 plays

Tickets are now on sale for our two November productions. 

'The Forester's House', written by LADS founder member Neil Rhodes, is a haunting depiction of the final hours of Wilfred Owen and his companions. Although peace was in sight, the fighting went on to the bitter end and Owen was killed just days before Armistice. This powerful play uses Owen's own poetry and accounts from his letters home to explore his thoughts and experiences as he and his men sheltered overnight in a cellar before attempting to cross the canal at Ors.

'The Forester's House' will be performed at Oswestry School and Kinokulture, and is directed by Pam Johnson. 

'The Accrington Pals' was written in 1981 by acclaimed playwright Peter Whelan and premiered by the RSC. It is a poignant exploration of the personal stories behind a dreadful headline: In 1916, on the first day of what became know as 'The Battle of the Somme', the pals battalion of volunteers from Accrington lost 585 men from a total force of 700. The battalion was effectively wiped out in less than half an hour. 'The Accrington Pals' explores what made them join up and what happens to the women they left behind.

Performances will be at Llanymynech Village Hall and Ellesmere College. Director: Alison Utting. 

Visit our 'Buy tickets' page for links to online booking.

Both plays are part of the Wilfred Owen 100 Festival. 

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