The Welkin - National Theatre Live

The Welkin - National Theatre Live

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Doors Open: 6.30pm   Show Starts at: 7.00pm

Prices: In Advance £10.00   On the door £12.00  

theatre

NOTE - THIS IS AN 'AS LIVE' CINEMA SCREENING RECORDED AT LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK, and will be coming to Selby Town Hall throughout 2020.

THE WELKIN

A new play by Lucy Kirkwood.

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.

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/