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Marie Cooper in The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood

The Welkin play script cover

I am super excited to announce that I will be performing in the stage playThe Welkin’ directed by Jez Pike at Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich and rehearsals are underway.

What is the Welkin about?

“Rural Suffolk, 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.”

The show contains strong language and adult themes.

When is The Welkin?

Dates for the show run from Thursday 13th October 2022 to Saturday 22nd October 2022

Ticket Prices

Full: £11.00
Concessions: £10.00

Where can I buy Tickets for The Welkin?

You can book in advance by ordering tickets from the Ticketsource website or you can buy tickets on the door at Sewell Barn Theatre. It is advisable to book in advance.

Parking at Sewell Barn Theatre

There is a car park but the theatre shares it with a sports centre and the running club takes up many of the parking spaces on Thursday evenings.

Where is Sewell Barn Theatre?

Sewell Barn Address

Sewell Barn Theatre,
St Clements Hill
Norwich, NR3 4BH 

Google Map and Directions to Sewell Barn

New Headshots

Marie Cooper's headshots banner image

My headshots, taken by photographer Nic Skerten in Norwich at the end of June 2022, are now up on my acting portfolio in both colour and black and white. Hi-res copies for casting are available on request.

Offstage and Off-screen

Norfolk Actor Marie Cooper offstage and offcamera

Sadly, Marie Cooper is currently unavailable for unmasked acting work for the foreseeable future, due to a severe dental issue that is due to be fixed. She does not know when and is taking this very hard. Updates will be published to this page and social media channels as and when they become available.


I am mended and incredibly relieved and happy to be back to work, thanks to our wonderful NHS.

Feathers and Pennies: Poems and Stories for the Matchgirls – Book Launch

Join The Matchgirls Memorial for the online launch of their new anthology, ‘Feathers and Pennies: Poems and Stories for the Matchgirls’!

As a contributer to the anthology, Marie Cooper wil be at the book launch to celebrate the Matchgirls’ enduring legacy, along with the winners of the Pen to Print competition, Emma Purshouse, Eleanor Walsh, and Debbie Rolls.

All of the proceeds raised from this wonderful book will be used to fund the ongoing campaigns to remember the Matchgirls. You can pre-order the book when signing up for the launch through Eventbrite. Or, you will be able to buy it directly from the Matchgirls website following the launch.

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