The Welkin, starring Haydn Gwynne, opens at The National Theatre on Wednesday 22nd Jan.
Written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by James Macdonald, the play also stars Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz
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 Welkin will run in the Lyttelton Theatre until May 23rd, 2020. You can get tickets HERE.
The show will also play in cinemas as a National Theatre Live broadcast on 2st May 2020.