The story of half hanged McNaghten.
The Playhouse is pleased to present a new play from the pen of Stan McGowan, which tells the moving story of the death of the young and beautiful Prehen House estate heiress, Miss Mary Ann Knox, who died by the hand of her much older lover, Mr John McNaughten.
Was the fatal shot that killed her and 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!
£11 / £8
Click here for a sneak peak at the rehearsal for 'Wood Af the Crows' and an interview with Stan McGowan on BBC1's new culture programme 'Out of the Blue'