Saturday 15 October 2022

The Welkin

1759. England looks to the skies for the arrival of Halley’s Comet and a new era of reason. But in a courtroom in East Anglia, men have evoked an ancient ritual that will decide the fate of a woman.

Sally Poppy has been sentenced for murder, but claims to be pregnant. The Justice summons a ‘jury of matrons’ - twelve women who must determine the truth. Locked in, without food or water, they are all prisoners of a sort, and they soon discover that the truth comes in many guises.

Sharp-witted and compelling, The Welkin is both a courtroom thriller and a timeless testament to women’s resilience.

"Sewell Barn Theatre may be a small company but their ambition is sky high. If you have any doubt about this, then get along to their charming venue on Constitution Hill for the current production of The Welkin... Sewell Barn Theatre have a right to feel very proud of their achievement in bringing this large, complex and demanding work so effectively into their atmospheric venue. Every cast member is given space to develop their own character." Julian Swainson for Norwich Eye [click here for full review]

"Thoroughly enjoyed this performance, it was professional and so well delivered that I forgot I was watching a play. Fantastic actors, well done to all involved." Lorraine