Photography (Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz) by Felicity McCabe
Lucy Kirkwood (Mosquitoes, Chimerica) returns to the National Theatre with her new play, directed by James Macdonald.
Maxine Peake (Black Mirror, Funny Cow) plays Lizzy, and Ria Zmitrowicz (The Doctor), Sally.
This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.
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.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £57, £46, £32, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £60, £52, £35, £18
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 27 March, 7.30pm
Sat 28 March, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Sat 22 February, 2.15pm
Mon 24 February, 7.30pm
Wed 26 February, 7.30pm
Laurence Ubong Williams
Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Director: James Macdonald
Designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Fight director: Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-A