Dumfries & Galloway Standard
Theatre company to deliver special messages
A theatre group has installed its own postboxes around Dumfries to help deliver special messages during its next performance.
Bunbury Banter Theatre Company has postboxes in place in five spots - and members are calling on the public to submit thank you letters.
The theatre company is staging its upcoming performance of ‘Words Live’ over two days at the end of the month and is keen for Dumfries residents to play their part by writing letters.
The Words Live show will be a reading of thank you letters - some more than 200 years old - collated from an archive at the Dumfries Museum.
Andy Edwards, project co-ordinator and playwright with Bunbury Banter Theatre Company, said: “To expand our archive and give the work a modern perspective we are putting up postboxes around Dumfries and further afield, inviting local residents to submit their thank you letters both old and new.
“We’re really keen to read about what people are grateful for. During these shows, we will share these thank you letters together.
“It’ll be a heartwarming, inclusive and uplifting event.”
Bunbury Banter Theatre Company has placed postboxes at the following Dumfries and Galloway locations: The Stove Network in the High Street; The Theatre Royal; Ewart Library; Tesco superstore, and the CatStrand arts centre in Castle Douglas.
Words Live will be staged on August 23 at The Stove Network and August 24 at CatStrand arts centre.