The Welkin - cinema screening


Bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
The Welkin at the National Theatre

Photography (Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz) by Felicity McCabe


Event type: Cinema screenings, Shows

About this event


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.


You can also see The Welkin on-stage at the National Theatre in London from 15 January to 23 May 2020 - ActDrop listing here.


Date


Thursday 21 May 2020


Starts: 7-00 pm


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National Theatre


South Bank
London SE1 9PX

Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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