The Welkin
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848429215Publication Date:
16 Jan 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2020

The Welkin

By Lucy Kirkwood

Paperback £9.99£7.99

On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Wed 15 Jan 2020 to Sat 23 May 2020

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 twelve 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.

Lucy Kirkwood's play The Welkin premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2020, directed by James Macdonald and featuring Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz.

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848429215Publication Date:
16 Jan 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Lucy Kirkwood:

Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)
The Children
Tinderbox
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Hedda
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One
Bloody Wimmin
Mosquitoes
Chimerica
NSFW
Women, Power and Politics: Then
small hours

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