NT Live Screening: The Welkin (Encore)

a new play by Lucy Kirkwood.

This is an encore screening of a live performance

Unfortunately this show has been cancelled owing to to the closure of the national theatre during the coronavirus outbreak.
Please contact the Box Office on 01482 323638 to arrange a refund, credit or to make a donation to the Hull Truck Theatre Future Fund.

 

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman 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.

James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

This is an encore screening of a live performance.