The Welkin

The Welkin

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Directed by James Macdonald

Cast: Nadia Albina, Natasha Cottrall, Aysha Kala, Wendy Kweh, Cecilia Noble, Philip McGinley, Maxine Peake, Dawn Sievewright, Brigid Zengeni, Ria Zmitrowicz

Tickets from £15

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