The story of half hanged McNaghten comes returns for an intimate charity event at Prehen House on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm.
Following the runaway sell out success of Stan Mc Gowan's hit "The Wood of The Crows" this week The Playhouse has announced a special charity event at Prehen where excerpts of the play will be performed.
On Tuesday night the play, which deals with the tragic events that led to the death of the young Prehen heiress Mary Ann Knox by the hand of her much older lover John MacNaghten in the year 1761, premiered to a packed audience in The Playhouse with standing ovations every night.
And now audiences can have a glass of mulled wine while enjoying scenes from the play, shown where at it is set at Prehen House
Was the fatal shot that killed Mary Ann Knox an accident, or an act of deliberate intent in order to seek revenge from her overprotective father, whose opposition to their marriage would lead to this most tragic drama?
This story which has engrained itself, down through the centuries into the consciousness of the North West, has finally been brought to the stage. McGowan brings his usual sense of intrigue and mysterious foreboding to the plot.
Set against the background of Ascendency Londonderry two hundred and fifty years ago, this stunning production is a perceptive portrayal of Georgian manners ... and ill manners!