Constantine Cornwall

TOUCH theatre | Gweek Players

Stunning image of Halley's Comet, obtained in 1986 with the GPO.

Event Details

This outstanding piece of drama was running on the main stage of the National Theatre starring Maxine Peake until lockdown intervened.

Both funny, bawdy and at times bleak, the play, set in the 18th century, but with a very modern tone, tells the story of Sally Poppy, who has been convicted of murder but who seeks to avoid hanging by declaring that she is pregnant. To assess her claim, the judge calls a jury of twelve women, and their deliberations are at the core of the drama. It is a serious play about women’s rights and roles, but there is a bawdy, raunchy humour (usually directed at men!) which punctuates the more serious themes. Tickets are available from from 1 June.