Dates and times

Wed, Oct 11 - 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 12 - 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 13 - 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 14 - 2:00pm
Sat, Oct 14 - 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 15 - 2:00pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


Adult $29.00
Senior (65+) $26.00
Student $26.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $25.00
Equity Member $22.00
Group 6+ $25.00
School/Education Group 50+ tickets $22.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $6.00 per booking
Card Processing Fee 2.5%

How to get tickets

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Download The Welkin Programme – Foolish Wit Theatre 2023

Rural England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s Comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of twelve 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.

This is the NZ premiere of The Welkin, directed by Matthew Diesch and featuring a talented cast of 18 actors.

‘A superb new history play – a feminist courtroom drama that’s equal parts Twelve Angry Men, The Crucible and The Vagina Monologues, plus a dash of searing, up-to-the-minute political and social commentary… a warm, humane and very funny piece, firmly anchored in women’s everyday experience’ – Broadway World

Trigger Warning: Themes, depictions, and discussions of infertility, violence, SA, and strong language.

⏰ Run Time: approx. 2.5 hours with an interval

Presented By

Foolish Wit is an independent, community focused theatre company established in 2015. We strive for excellence in producing and presenting theatre that showcases works by new and established playwrights.