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The Welkin archiveOne 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.


Maxine Peake (Lizzy Luke), Ria Zmitrowicz (Sally Poppy), Nadia Albina, Natasha Cottriall, Aysha Kala, Wendy Kweh, Philip McGinley, Cecilia Noble, Dawn Sievewright, Brigid Zengeni, Daneka Etchells, Jenny Galloway, Haydn Gwynne, Zainab Hasan, June Watson, Laurence Ubong Williams, Shaofan Wilson, Hara Yannas


Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Producer: National Theatre
Director(s): James Macdonald, Rachel Bown-Williams (RC Annie Ltd - fight director), Ruth Cooper-Brown (RC Annie Ltd - fight director)
Design: Bunny Christie
Costume: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Carolyn Downing

The Welkin

The Welkin (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1992438023. Details of all The Welkin archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01524060450

Archive Listings

15 Jan 20
17 Mar 20
Lyttelton (National Theatre)
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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