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FILM SYNOPSIS

15AL

NT Live - The Welkin

180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
James Macdonald
Writer:
Lucy Kirkwood
Starring:
Maxine Peake; Ria Zmitrowicz
Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Release Date:
21/05/2020
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Theatre;

BBFC Consumer Advice:This AS LIVE certificate has been provided for cinema exhibition on the basis of information being provided by the distributor and without the material being viewed prior to exhibition.

National Theatre Live
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.