BEBINGTON Dramatic Society are pictured rehearsing for their forthcoming production of Martin McDonagh's black comedy Hangmen.

Staged at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from next Wednesday to Saturday (November 20-23) it is set in a small, gloomy pub in Oldham in the mid-60.

Harry wade is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day that they abolished the death penalty?

Amongst the journalists, motley crew of pub regulars, and his enervating former deputy Sid, all eager to hear his reaction to the news, a peculiarly menacing young stranger lurks with a very different motive for his visit …

Described as a 'viciously, black comedy' it earned Martin McDonagh a 2016 Olivier and Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Play. Gallows humour at his best!

Please note : This play contains strong language and is not suitable for young children.

Tickets are from the Gladstone Theatre box office on 0151 643 8757.