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Waterside fun with Don't Shoot The Messenger
Waterside fun with Don't Shoot The Messenger

A comical journey through the life (and threatened death) of a postal service comes to The Well at Willen this Friday evening, courtesy of Mikron Theatre.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger is a brand new show presented as ‘a homage, an elegy, a love letter if you like, to an institution on the brink of extinction,’ say those bringing the work here.

An unsuspecting gunman gets more than he bargains for when he holds up a sleepy village post office; the tables are turned on him and the postmistress seizes the opportunity to educate...

From the Ancient Greeks to the age of Shakespeare, from the Victorian era to the digital age, written messages have been the cornerstone of civilized society, and this show will tell the story of evolution.

A small but perfectly formed team of four will bring the work to life with original songs and a smattering of madcap tomfoolery stirred in.

Mikron travel the country using inland waterways in their vintage narrowboat, Tyseley, and the outdoor show will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale at £11 (£6 for concessions) and you get them by calling MK 242190 or visiting the web:

Should our not too fantastic weather try and put the dampners on the affair, shelter will be available.