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.
"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