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Mikron Theatre Company's Don't Shoot the Messenger
Mikron Theatre Company's Don't Shoot the Messenger

Mikron Theatre Company’s latest production – a comical journey through the life (and threatened death) of a postal service – comes to Dewsbury’s Leggers Inn on Tuesday.

In Don’t Shoot the Messenger! 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 civilised society. And Mikron Theatre tells the tale of evolution in one evening’s enlightening entertainment.

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

It is at Leggers, in Savile Town Wharf, at 7.30pm. There is no need to buy a ticket in advance as a collection will be taken after the show.