Pals

Following a disastrous trench raid, Freddie finds his friend George lying in a shell hole with a shrapnel wound in his stomach. The two men soon face a moral dilemma as they are joined in the shell hole by Albert, a man who seems very out of place in the front line. As the play progresses, we discover the reasons that each of the three men joined up and learn the true meaning of what it is to be pals

CAST
George – Dan Blizzard
Freddie – Mike Tildesley
Albert – Alec Brown

Writer – Mike Tildesley
Costume and Props – Lesley Brown
Director – Rebecca Gardner Tildesley

Dan Blizzard
Dan has been treading the boards for over 20 years with a variety of groups in the local area including Alcester Operatic and Ullenhall Players.  He has played many roles over the years including  Big Julie in Guys and Dolls, Bob Philips in BHow the other Half Loves, Albert Parker in When we are Married. We has also played dame in several pantos and been an ugly sister three times – not that he is type cast of course.  This is Dans 4th production with Armistice Theatre having co-written The Party  with Rebecca Gardner Tildesley  Dan thoroughly enjoys being part of the productions that Armistice produce and is proud to he part is such  a talented, passionate and committed group.

Alec Brown
Alec has been performing in the Midands area for over 30 years – having recently been given life membership of Leamington and Warwick Musical Society for his time as a member, committee member and ex Vice Chairman of the group.  During his time he has performed as a dance (in his much younger days!), Frank and Benjamin in 7 Bridges for 7 Brothers (20 years apart) A suit of Armour in Me and my Girl and Dave in the Full Monty to name a few. More recently he is performing with BigHead events doing Musical Murder Mystery’s as Boycie/Frank Bin-Atra and Herr Flick.   When not performing he is usually found backstage stage managing a show. As well as performing and stage managing, Alec is  also director  having produced a number of successful shows, Pantomimes and LWMS 90th anniversary concert  in the area  He is also one of the 4 founding  members of Armistice Theatre, who like to put on mainly period war pieces to recognise the sacrifice of those who gave their lives to allow us the freedom we have today.

Mike Tildesley
Mike took up acting whilst he was a student over 20 years ago and since moving to the Midlands, has performed for a variety of local groups. His favourite roles include Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskevilles and Philip in Ben Elton’s Gasping, both at the Priory Theatre, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace and King Edward VIII in Crown Matrimonial at the Loft Theatre, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew for Caramba Theatre Company and William Roper in A Man for All Seasons for Second Thoughts.Mike is also a writer and, as well as being the author of Pals, his first play, Casualties of War, written in collaboration with his wife Rebecca, has recently been published by Stagescripts. Mike and Rebecca have also written and produced the TV pilot The Bagley Boys, a world war one drama that debuted at the Warwick Arts Centre in March.