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Theatre with a difference

Posted on August 01 2013 at 11:12:17

Mikron Theatre Company

Punters at The Weighbridge in Alvechurch can enjoy some unusual entertainment as a theatre company with a difference stops by.

Mikron Theatre Company, which tours the country on a narrowboat, brings its brand new production to the canalside venue on Sunday August 25.

Don’t Shoot the Messenger!, written by Maeve Larkin, promises a comical journey through the life (and threatened death) of a postal service.

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…

Told by a company of four, but featuring a cast of dozens, this hilarious ride through the history of the postal service comes complete with original songs and live music and just a smattering of mad-cap tomfoolery!

Mikron Theatre company are the only company in the world to tour professional theatre by narrowboat, travelling via canals and rivers to take performances to places that don’t often see theatre; pubs, village greens, canal basins, fields, allotments and, with this show, post office clubs.

The Alvechurch performance takes place at 7.30pm; there is no need to buy a ticket in advance as the company will take a collection after the show.

It is an outdoor show, but there will be shelter in the event of inclement weather. Food and drink will be available.

For further information, see http://www.mikron.org.uk

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