The Playhouse and Black Sheep Theatre presents The Cook Directed by Dennis Bohr Wednesday 26th June 2013 to Saturday 29th June 2013 8.00pm

In 1725, Cecily Jackson was burned in Derry on a charge of petty treason.

Professor at Appalachian State University, USA Georgia Rhoades explores her tragic story.

Inspired by Colm Cavanagh's work on the Derry jail, Georgia has researched the context of Cecily's death for over 10 years, reading about Derry life in the early 18th century, Bishop Nicolson and the history of St. Columb's, servants' lives, civil punishment, 18th century recipes, and customs of the privileged classes in Northern Ireland.

While much is unknown, The Cook is an imaginative treatment of the year before the execution and what led Cecily Jackson to her death.


£14/ £10 (Opening night offer £10)

Performance Extras

Captioned and signed performance- Friday 28th June, 8pm


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