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National Theatre Live: The Welkin

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Thursday, 21st May

National Theatre Live: The Welkin

National Theatre Live: The Welkin

Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley's comet, Sally Poppy (Ria Zmitrowicz) 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 (Maxine Peake) 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.

  • Released 21-05-2020
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 180