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Make Good: The Post Office Scandal

October 18 @ 19:30

Make Good: The Post Office Scandal

A Pentabus and New
Perspectives co-production

A new musical by Jeanie
O’Hare (book) and Jim Fortune (music and lyrics)

Directed by Elle While

“If we knew that this
was going to happen to us, that we were going to become criminals by buying a
Post Office, we would never, ever have done it.” Sub-postmaster

Over twenty years a
silent tragedy has unfolded in the heart of our communities. Entirely innocent
sub-postmasters had their lives torn apart and faced bankruptcy, isolation, and
jail for crimes that were never committed, for debts that never existed.

Directly informed by
conversations with affected sub-postmasters, Make Good dives into this most
local of stories, capturing the raw emotions, the bewilderment and the
unbreakable bond of faith and family that were put to the test. Experience the
astonishing resilience of entire communities as lives were destroyed in a
scandal that isn’t over yet…

A new musical three
years in the making that tells the story of the Post Office Scandal, now
recognised as one of the gravest miscarriages of justice in British history.

“The musical is full of
feeling. And that’s what we need to portray to people now, so that they can
feel and understand what we felt, all the heartache that we went through. The
songs bring so much to the story, they’re heartfelt and there’s humour in it
too, it’s funny. It made me smile as well as being touching.” Sub-postmaster

Touring Autumn 2024 –
Celebrating 100 years of rural touring, and marking the 50th anniversary of
leading rural theatre companies Pentabus and New Perspectives. 
pentabus.co.uk

Suitable for ages 11+

Access

This show is accessible
for blind and partially sighted audiences, with Audio Description integrated
into every performance.

Captions/subtitles are
offered through handheld devices (the Difference Engine) for D/deaf audiences.

Supported by the RSC and
National Theatre’s Generate Programme. Using public funding by the National
Lottery through Arts Council England.

10 x FREE tickets and £5 tickets are for U25s

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
19:30
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Website:
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Venue

Auditorium