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New drama tells how Northampton halted a Scottish invasion

Written by on December 11, 2018

A new drama to be broadcast on NLive Radio will tell the amazing story of how Northampton halted a Scottish invasion of England.

Jacobite Productions takes us back to the 18th century when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army of highlanders was rampaging through the north of England.

They got as far as Derby and were planning to take Northampton then London but it didn’t happen and Black Friday 1745 tells why.


Jacobite Productions Creative Director and history buff Matthew Widdowson said: “People don’t know about the key role Northampton played in saving the country as Bonnie Prince Charlie attempted to overthrow the Germany monarchy and restore the Stuart line.

“Eventually we want to have a trilogy of plays covering the whole story including Bonnie Prince Charlie’s eventual escape.”

Matthew and some members of the cast visited the NLive Radio studios to talk about the production.

The play stars Jake Ashton as Charles Edward Stuart – The Bonnie Prince, Andrew Maxwell as Lord George Murray, Dan Collins as Ranald Clanranald, Nat Gibbard and Mia Hannah Nicolaides.

For details of how you can hear the play on Soundcloud or buy a copy of it on CD go to @jacobiteproductions on Facebook.

Black Friday 1745 will be broadcast on NLive Radio on Friday 14th December 2018 at 10.30am.