NT Live: The Welkin

Cancelled: We are very sorry but this event will no longer take place.

The National Theatre has taken the difficult decision to cancel all performances until 30 June 2020, unfortunately, this means our planned broadcast of ‘The Welkin’ is no longer possible.

Statement from The National Theatre:

We’re all about experiencing theatre together.
At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to introduce  National Theatre At Home.

You can still watch the best of British theatre. Every Thursday from 7pm UK time, you will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free for one week.

Thank you to all of the amazing artists who have helped make this happen.

It all kicks off with James Corden in the hilarious 'One Man Two Guvnors' on 2 April at 7pm UK time. Save the date, and we’ll see you there!

For more information please see https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home


One life in the hands of 12 women.
Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman 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 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.
James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


Tickets: £16/£14 concessions

Please note: This performance is a screening, recorded live from the National Theatre