The Crucible

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The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic tale of the Salem witch trials, is re-imagined by acclaimed playwright and director Yaël Farber. Read More >

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic tale of the Salem witch trials, is re-imagined by acclaimed playwright and director Yaël Farber.

Set in Salem at the time of the witch hunts, but drawing clear parallels with the anti-communist McCarthy investigations of the 1950s, The Crucible tells the story of John Proctor’s struggle to save his identity in a Puritan world where intolerance, lust and superstition mix to fuel as swiftly spreading hysteria.

The Crucible was last seen in London when it was staged at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2010.

World renowned theatre maker Farber has built her impressive reputation based on productions including Nirbhaya, which earned a trio of international awards at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, and Mies Julie, which achieved a similar feat in 2012.

The Crucible is performed in-the-round, in the reconfigured CGS Space.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/06/2014

Opening Night: 03/07/2014

Closing Night: 13/09/2014

Running time: 3h30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Richard Armitage, Harry Attwell, Samantha Colley, Marama Corlett, Jack Ellis, Ann Firbank, William Gaunt, Natalie Gavin, Christopher Godwin, Catherine Hammond, Hannah Hutch, Lauren Lyle, Anna Madeley, Paddy Navin, Sarah Niles, Tom Peters, Neil Salvage, Rebecca Saire, Adrian Schiller, Michael Thomas, Alan Vicary, Daisy Waterstone, Matt Weyland, Zara White

Creative

Director - Yaël Farber

Producer - Old Vic

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Lighting Designer - Tim Lutkin

Movement Director - Imogen Knight

Author - Arthur Miller

Music By - Richard Hammarton

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