EDWARD and Eliza and the smashing of the Van is coming to Sale Waterside Arts Centre on Friday, October 13t at 7.30 pm.

It’s 1867 and Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza are trying to make their small shop pay.

Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, is shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners in Manchester.

An upsurge of anti-Irish feeling sweeps the country and three Irishmen are hanged in public.

Edward and Eliza struggle to cope with their personal loss, their loyalty to each other and their different cultural backgrounds.

Written by Eileen Murphy and based on a true story, it commemorates the 150th anniversary of real events.

It is directed by Chris Honer.

* Tickets, priced £9 and £7 are available from 0161 912 5616 or on line.