A Cornish theatre group will be collaborating with an expressionist theatre society for its latest production.

Gweek Players will be collaborating with TOUCH theatre to present The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood 2-4 September, 2021 at Gweek Village Hall

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

The play has been described as 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.

Because of this, organisers have said the play is not suitable for children.

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The play's organisers are also raising funds in support of Cornwall Refuge Trust, so all profits from the sales of programmes will go towards this worthy cause.

Donations can also be made on the night of the production.

Audience members can enjoy a free tub of Roskilly's ice cream in the interval with a vegan option available.

Drinks will be on sale at the bar and there is no charge for tea or coffee.

Audience numbers have been reduced to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Tickets are now on sale from www.crbo.co.uk.

Ticket price: £10, or £11 including an electronic programme.