The Wood of the Crows is a moving drama from the pen of Stan McGowan and tells the 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 John McNaghten.
Was the fatal shot that killed her an accident, or an act of deliberate intent in order to seek revenge onher over-protective father, whose opposition to their marriage would lead to this most tragic drama?
McGowan brings his usual sense of intrigue and mysterious foreboding to the plot of this story, which has engrained itself down through the centuries into the consciousness of the North West.
Set against the background of Ascendency Londonderry 250 years ago, this stunning production is a perceptive portrayal of Georgian manners ….and ill manners!
The play was a huge success when it premiered at Derry’s Playhouse. Now, ‘The Wood of the Crows’ is at the Waterside Theatre from Thursday, June 20 until Saturday, June 22. Tickets £11, £8 conc. Telephone the Box Office for tickets on: 71 314000 or book online at: www.watersidetheatre.com