Half-Hanged returns for Prehen charity event!

Posted on: 17th November 2011

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 on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd November at 8pm. Limited tickets for this unique event are £15 each with all proceeds from these two nights going to Friends of Prehen House.

Pauline Ross of The Playhouse said: "We are just delighted to announce two further performances of ‘The Wood of The Crows' in Prehen House. Over the last few weeks The Playhouse has confirmed its role as one of the leading theatre commissioning powerhouses in Northern Ireland. Only in the last few weeks has it taken productions to The Baby Grand in the Opera House (sell out), The Waterside Theatre, The Beech Hill Hotel, An Grianan Theatre to name but a few! We are so proud to have another great hit on our hands. Stan has written a superb play and with a fine cast of actors, including Bill Waters, Helen Mc Laughlin, Eaman Craig, Gregory Peck, Conor Barr, Sinead Sharkey and Marie Dunne, with excellent costumes by Helen Quigley, stage design by Joe Connolly and stage manager Justyn Mc Nicholl.

"Our recent productions have shown that there is a public demand for new works created from old stories, and boy do we have great stories to tell. We have not been surprised by the response to the production which undoubtedly will sell-out over its run."

"Wood of the Crows" Director and Playwright Stan Mc Gowan said: "I am really delighted with the public response to this wonderful story which is so much a part of the North West. This true story continues to grab the imaginations of each new generation, and to see this story brought to life is amazing. The cast and the rest of the crew at The Playhouse have been excellent, and we are already planning to take the production back in 2012".

For more information and booking contact The Playhouse Box Office at Tel: (028) 71269027 or click here.


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