NT Live – The Welkin

Year: 2019

Origin: GB
Director: James Macdonald

Duration: TBC
Certification: TBC

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Starring: Maxine Peake, Ria Zmitrowicz

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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.


Postponed due to COVID-19 coronavirus. We hope to screen this at a later date when we’re able to re-open so please hang on to your ticket(s).  We realise that new dates might not work for you, so while we hope that you will be able to use the tickets, we will offer refunds. However, we would ask you not claim them until the box office at the Barn reopens when refunds will be issued on production of your on-line booking receipt.