I am super excited to perform in the stage play ‘The Welkin’ by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by John Holden and Sabrina Poole at Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich from the 3rd to the 8th of July 2023. The play was originally directed by Jez Pike and performed on a couple of dates in October 2022. Unfortunately due to a few members of the cast falling ill with Covid, the show had to be postponed to 2023.
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 Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th of July 2023.
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
The theatre shares its car park with a sports centre and on Thursday evenings the running club takes up many of the parking spaces. So, if you visit the theatre on a Thursday evening, it might be worth leaving a little earlier to ensure that you get a parking space.
Where is Sewell Barn Theatre?
Sewell Barn Address
Sewell Barn Theatre,
St Clements Hill
Norwich, NR3 4BH
Google Map and Directions to Sewell Barn
Exciting news. Imperfect Storms is returning for its second year at Norwich Theatre. Join us for an evening of fresh, new works by talented members of the East Anglian branch of the Writers’ Guild, as they showcase their creativity and storytelling skills.
I’m thrilled to have my work featured in a rehearsed reading during the event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to share my passion for storytelling and showcase my writing.
Tickets are Pay What You Can, so head over to the Norwich Theatre website now to book your spot.
I can’t wait to see you there and share my work with you.
Presented by the Writers Guild of Great Britain
When: Sunday 26th March at 7 pm to approximately 9 pm
Where: Norwich Theatre Royal: Stage Two
How much: Ticket Price – Pay What You Can
Imperfect Storms is an exciting evening of new work, written by East Anglian members of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Between them, these writers have credits in TV, comedy, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry and video games, and the evening promises to be diverse and full of surprises. These are works in progress, fresh off the printer and presented in a rehearsed reading.
Last year’s show featured singing highwaymen, zombies looking for love and a blue-haired Danny Boyle. This new show features work by Jenny Ayres, Marie Cooper, Brendon Connelly, Peter Mills, Fiona Padfield and Jonathan Skinner, and is directed by writer-performer, Steve Keyworth, whose credits include Radio 4’s The Princess Bride and BBC1’s Doctors.
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Someone Waiting by Emlyn Williams
We have just started rehearsals for ‘Someone Waiting’ by Emlyn Williams with the Great Hall Theatre Company in Norwich. I had a great first rehearsal on Monday. I always love the first one. It’s like Christmas. Meeting a whole new group of people, all coming together with a shared goal and a real passion to create something special. Continue reading “Acting as if there is Someone Waiting”
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Letting go of Margaret Thatcher
I never thought that I would ever use the words ‘I am sad to be letting go of Margaret Thatcher’. Our run of Moira Buffini’s ‘Handbagged’ at Sewell Barn Theatre is complete. We are already history. Our wigs and costumes have been packed away and we have swept and painted the stage back to black.
Continue reading “Marie Cooper: After Handbagged”
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We’ve been trying out costumes for the Great Hall Players production of ‘Come into the Garden, Maud’ for the past couple of weeks. I do love the evening dress I shall be wearing for the post-party scene. Although I don’t like it quite as much as the one I couldn’t get myrib cage zipped into. Weight I can lose, but I can’t lose ribcage ?
Continue reading “Come, into The Garden, Maud – Hair and there”