NTLIVE: The Welkin
Thu, 21st May, 2020 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£8 – £12
We are broadcasting live a brand new play The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood from the National Theatre in London.
One life in the hands of 12 women.
Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.
With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.
The ensemble cast of 12 includes Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Shameless) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr Selfridge) who tell the thrilling story of a young woman sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
The Welkin will be broadcast live to cinemas on Thursday 21 May 2020.