The National Theatre has announced it will be closed until the 30 June 2020 due to the escalating situation we find ourselves in to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. This extended closure means The Welkin will not be performed again at the National Theatre.
It is with regret that they are therefore cancelling the National Theatre Live broadcast of The Welkin on 21 May 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The National Theatre’s mission is to make theatre for everyone and they have announced the launch of National Theatre At Home, an initiative designed to continue to engage our audiences in their homes during this period of confinement. Please click on the link above for more information.
In the meantime, take care and stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at the Amey Theatre once the situation improves.
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.
For more information about the performance, please visit the NT Live website.
Thursday, 21st May, 2020 - 7:00 pm