The heat will be turned up to 104 degrees in Colwall Village Hall when an audience is transported to French Guiana’s notorious tropical prison colony at the turn of the last century.

My Three Angels, written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, is an unusual thing – a heart-warming black comedy.

A spokesman said: "All is calm and peaceful in the local store run by Felix Dulay and his wife and pretty daughter.

"That peace is shattered by the news that on the way from France is evil-minded cousin Gaston, who is determined to oust the father of the family from his business. But help literally descends from above when three prisoners sent to repair the store’s roof are invited to stay for Christmas Eve dinner and to spend the night.

"They show there may be good in everyone, even those they have killed!"

The production, by Colwall Theatre Players, runs from Thursday May 30 to Saturday June 1 June at 7.30, at The Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall.

Tickets: 01684 540300.