AN EXTRAORDINARILY truthful portrait of 60s Britain is promised in the latest play from Bingley Little Theatre.

The group stages Hangmen, from acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, at the town's Arts Centre from October 28 to November 2.

Hangmen won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2016 and was described by the New York Times as "criminally enjoyable".

McDonagh has won a host of awards for his over plays and films, last year taking three BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.

He also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2004 for The Pillowman, and is well-known for the play The Cripple of Inishmaan.

A spokesman said: "McDonagh's subject matter is often rather grim but entertaining and contains black humour. Hangmen is no exception.

"It concerns the second-best hangman in the country, Harry Wade, who runs a small pub in Oldham and is considered by many to be a local celebrity.

"But what is he to do on the day they abolished hanging? The local cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news. But a peculiar stranger lurks.

"McDonagh creates an extraordinarily truthful portrait of Sixties Britain. It’s an ugly place where divides – black/white, male/female, living/dead are drawn up with unquestioning intolerance."

The play will be directed for Bingley by Glenn Boldy, assisted by wife Julie, and the lead role of Harry Wade is played by the play has regular Ian Wilkinson.

Harry's rival, the famous Albert Pierrepoint is played by Phil Jordan, and the remainder of the 13-strong cast is played by a mixture of regular Bingley faces and three newcomers.

The play starts at 7.30pm. Call 01274 567983 to book tickets.