A large black raven with shiny feathers stares at the viewer

The Welkin

Hosted at Battersea Arts Centre

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Times: 2:30pm, 7:30pm

Tickets: £10*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins (including an interval)

Age Recommendation: 12+

This event takes place in person in our Members Bar.

Written by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Hannah Eidinow
Performed by Rose Bruford South West students

As the country waits for Halley’s Comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a shocking murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of twelve women are trapped in the courthouse and made to decide if she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.

With a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. Set in rural Suffolk in 1759, Kirkwood’s muscular story dazzles with ambition in its interrogation of the structures that inflict violence on women.


The Welkin is an external production by Rose Bruford South West.



This event takes place in person in our Members Bar. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.



  • References to murder
  • Misogyny
  • Representations of violence
  • Representations of violence against women

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

Pre-Show Information



Set & Costume Designer Georgie White
Lighting Designer Gabriel Finn
Sound Designer Chris Murray
Stage Manager Lili Fuller
Voice Support Anne Whitaker
Movement Support Vince Manna

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