7/29 - 8/1

The Welkin

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About the Production

THIS IS A SCREENING OF A PREVIOUSLY RECORDED LIVE PRODUCTION. IT IS NOT A LIVE EVENT.

 

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, 21-year-old Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When Sally 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-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Tickets & Dates

Wednesday, August 12 (2pm) & Saturday, August 15 (1pm), 2020

$20
General Admission

This is a screening of a previously recorded live production. It is not a live performance. Run time is 1 hour & 40 minutes with no intermission.

Discounts are available for seniors (60 and older), students/teachers with a valid ID, Amphibian and Modern members.Call the box office at 817-923-3012 to purchase discounted tickets.

"The thrill of watching director James Macdonald’s wholly arresting National Theatre production is witnessing Kirkwood’s theatrical and intellectual ambition being so disturbingly and vividly realized."

David Benedict, Variety