Two directors, two plays, three venues and six performances for The Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society.

The first of The LADS’ plays, The Accrington Pals was written by Peter Whelan and directed by Alison Utting.

The play follows the lives of the women left behind when the ‘pals’ go to war and the young men who have set off with excitement and expectation of glory, only to suffer enormous losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The Accrington Pals is on at Llanymynech Village Hall on November 16 and 17, and Ellesmere College on November 19 and 20. Tickets cost £7 for adult, u-16s £3.50.

Tickets are available from Llanymynech Village Shop, Rowanthorn in Oswestry, on 01691 830558 or online at

The second play, The Forester’s House, written by Neil Rhodes and directed by Pam Johnson, takes you to Ors in France a week before the Armistice.

Wilfred Owen and seven men from his regiment take shelter in a cellar before their last battle. Camaraderie, a lot of humour as the men joke and banter, their shared experiences and different views on the war – and then the battle which would be the last for Wilfred Owen.

The Forester’s House will be performed at Kinokulture in Oswestry on November 12 and 13 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8. Book online a or call 01691 238167.