The Welkin

The Sinodun Players present The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood.
Directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallace, with music composed by Alex Rimes

Wed 18 Oct 7.30pm       Book Now
Thu 19 Oct 7.30pm       Book Now
Fri 20 Oct 7.30pm       Book Now
Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm       Book Now

Duration: 150 mins. Timings to be confirmed
All tickets £12


“A Woman’s Work is Never Done”

The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood is a passionate plea for humanity and mercy in a world where The Law and Justice are only incidental bedfellows and bacon, leeks and nutmegs can weigh more than a woman’s life.

 Set in 1759 in a rural county town on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk, Lucy Kirkwood’s The Welkin is a tour de force that touches on so many issues that have parallels with today’s world.

It is a rich and powerful ensemble play with strong characters of all different stations and personalities, portraying the human condition and how we cope with whatever life deals us. These are tough people, rabelaisian and robust, yet very aware of society and respectability, because the consequences for anyone without status who steps over the line can be deadly.

Lucy Kirkwood is a winner of Best New Play at the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (Chimerica) as well as the Critic’s Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Writer’s Guild Best Play Award (The Children) and has been nominated for a Tony Award and Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award. Her works include plays for The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, Gate Theatre and the Manhattan Theatre Club. 

Contains adult content.


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