The Welkin

Bristol Old Vic (Weston Studio)

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 09 Nov 2024 - Sat 16 Nov 2024
  • Location Bristol Old Vic (Weston Studio)
  • Performance times

    3PM, 8PM

    Vary according to date

  • Ticketing

    Pay It Forward £20.00
    Full Price £12.00
    Concession £8.00
    Schools rate £8, every 10th ticket free for accompanying adult

  • Accessibility

    BSL interpreted performance on Fri 15 Nov (8PM) with Sherrie Eugene-Hart

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"When a woman is being buried alive, she will reach for even the grubbiest tool to dig herself out again."

Written by Lucy Kirkwood

Suffolk, England, 1759. A small rural town awaits the celestial spectacle of Halley’s Comet whilst a grisly trial unfolds. Young Sally Poppy, accused of murdering a local girl, faces the gallows. But at the eleventh-hour she makes a powerful and startling disclosure of pregnancy. A jury of matrons must now conclude if Sally is expecting, or simply lying to avoid the death penalty.

Commentary on class, wealth, fertility and feminism echo through the ages in Lucy Kirkwood’s explosive courtroom drama, as twelve women wrestle with the fate of another.

Suitable for ages 14+

As a student, the most important aspect of a course is putting into practice what you've been learning, and we do that constantly. I cannot recommend BOVTS enough - my showreel has never looked better! April Storm Perry, MA Screen Acting Student