Postal tale in theatrical package at Canal Museum

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The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne will this week become the setting for a play which is said to be a love letter to the postal service.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger! takes the audience on a whistle-stop tour of the history of all things postal, spanning six centuries.

An unsuspecting gunman gets more than he bargained for when he holds up a village post office; the tables are turned and the postmistress seizes the opportunity to impart some education.

From the Ancient Greeks to the age of Shakespeare, from the Victorian era to the digital age, written messages have been the cornerstone of civilised society. And Mikron Theatre tells the tale of its evolution in one evening’s entertainment.

Told by a company of four, but featuring a cast of dozens, this night-train ride through the history of the postal service comes complete with original songs, live music and a smattering of tomfoolery.

Mikron Theatre is believed to be the only company in the world to tour professional theatre by narrowboat.

The play will be performed on Tuesday, June 25 at 7.30pm.

This is an outdoor show, so please take picnics, chairs and blankets.

A collection will be taken at the end of the show. See www.mikron.org.uk