Pentabus and New Perspectives present co-production

Make Good: The Post Office Scandal

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 face 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.

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

Performances on sale now - more to follow!

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October 2024, 7:30pm - Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Wednesday 27 November, 7:30pm - Hereford College of Arts (HCA)