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READING’S RABBLE Theatre and university school of law team up to produce Glitch, the true story of the Post Office scandal

READING’S RABBLE Theatre have teamed up with the University of Reading School of Law to produce Glitch – The True Story of the Post Office Scandal.

RABBLE Theatre
RABBLE Theatre

It has been written by Zannah Kearns with dramaturgy by Newbury’s Beth Flintoff.

Based on the true story of Barkham postmistress Pam Stubbs, the production has been created in collaboration with the School of Law and will be going into production later in the year.

In the maëlstrom of a national scandal, a local sub-postmistress became a key witness in fighting against one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history.

Pam Stubbs was sub-postmistress in Barkham, near Reading, for more than 20 years. Hugely respected within her community, Pam found herself with unexplained discrepancies in her accounts.

After losing her business, Pam found out about the Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance and that hundreds of other subpostmasters had stories similar to her own.

She joined their campaign, contributing evidence which proved instrumental in the Group Litigation Order.

This is a first-hand account of Pam’s story.

Following the success of RABBLE’s highly acclaimed Henry I, Reading’s celebrated theatre company are pleased to be developing another nationally significant production of local importance, that champions inspiring women.

RABBLE artistic director and co-founder Dani Davies said: “As a theatre company, we have the opportunity to represent the voices of those who have been silenced. Pam refused to be intimidated and her story is one of immense courage, determination and inspiration that we are privileged to amplify.”

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading Professor Robert Van de Noort said: “We have seen in recent weeks just how important drama and storytelling can be to make an impact in society, by appealing to the imagination of the public and politicians alike.

“One of the most important roles of a university is to find new ways to inspire people to explore ideas, and to provide new platforms to share important stories.”

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