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Following a sold-out run at the National, the witches of Salem are heading to the West End...
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About The Crucible

A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. Will you be a part of it? Unlock the power of truth and book The Crucible tickets on TodayTix.

While Arthur Miller’s The Crucible play depicts the Salem witch trials, it’s also a reflection of 1950s society. When The Crucible was published in 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy led investigations persecuting suspected communists — Miller was one of the dozens of blacklisted writers during the red scare.

In this urgent retelling of an American classic, Lyndsey Turner balances the hysteria of 17th-century witch trials with modern reactions to scapegoating. London Theatre praised Turner’s ability to “unleash the full power of this masterpiece… Turner wisely avoids any specific references, understanding that if you unleash the full dramatic power of Miller’s mighty work, it will encompass all of that and more.”

In Salem, Massachusetts, young women dance with Tituba, a black slave. But are they dancing with the devil? As soon as word breaks out, witchcraft accusations become commonplace in the small town. As court action unfolds, one thing is clear: to survive, you need power. But how can you become powerful?

Please note: Please arrive in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

Assisted Performances
Audio Described: 2pm - Saturday 22 July 2023 7pm - Monday 7 August 2023
Captioned: 7pm - Monday 31 July 2023
BSL Signed: 2pm – Saturday 29 July 2023

Run time

2hours 50minutes (incl. interval)

Start date

7th June, 2023

End date

2nd September, 2023

Categories

Age

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

Production note
This production contains strong language and themes which some may find distressing. Bright lights are used during transitions. Haze is used throughout.
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103 Reviews

blue_wind

blue_wind

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
93
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love The Crucible and inventive takes on it, creative and visually stunning sets, and brilliant all around performances from the cast.

Don’t see it if You dislike the National Theatre’s inventive productions of classics (I know some people who really don’t, though I personally love them.)

Frank Carson's Dressing Room

Frank Carson's Dressing Room

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
87
Great staging, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You love drama

Don’t see it if You want to hear convincing American accents

TheoSpian Pursuer

TheoSpian Pursuer

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to enjoy something thought provoking that makes you leave the theatre with plenty to digest

Don’t see it if You prefer the nice side of humanity. This is mostly about its ugly one

JakeMcCreith

JakeMcCreith

26 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Great acting, Edgy, Clever

See it if You love a strange story

Don’t see it if Nothing to hate

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The Crucible cast and creative team

By: Arthur Miller
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Cast list: Milly Alcock, Brian Gleeson, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ron Cook, Fisayo Akinade, Matthew Marsh, David Ahmad, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Christopher Birch, Lucy Brindle, Raphael Bushay, Henry Everett, Grace Farrell, Nick Fletcher, Chyna-Rose Frederick, Colin Haigh, Nadine Higgin, Miya James, Ebony Jonelle, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Tama Phethean, Amy Snudden, Joy Tan, Nia Towle, Samuel Townsend, Tilly Tremayne
Set: Es Devlin
Costume: Catherine Fay
Sound: Paul Arditti

Venue

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

More information about The Crucible

As you watch The Crucible in London, you’ll inevitably spot the parallels between 17th-century history and the hysteria of 1950s investigations. When women are called up to the stand for "suspected" witchcraft in the play, they say what people want others to hear, rather than staying true to themselves.

In 17th-century New England, communities were fearful of people behaving in unexplainable ways. Fast forward 250 years, and influential politicians instigated the Hollywood Blacklist: a roster of professionals believed to be Communists or sympathisers. Little changes in history.

Lyndsey Turner directed The Crucible at the National Theatre in summer 2022, picking up an Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival. The American drama now runs at the Gielgud Theatre with a new cast, led by Brian Gleeson and Caitlin FitzGerald as John and Elizabeth Proctor.

What to Watch For:

  • Milly Alcock plays Abigail Williams. The House of the Dragon star is the latest Game of Thrones actress in a West End show. She follows Emilia Clarke in The Seagull, and Kit Harington in Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse.
  • When The Crucible premiered in Brussels, Arthur Miller could not attend the opening night. Atthe time, the House of Un-American Activities Committee investigated Miller as he tried to renew his passport.
  • Philosophist Jean-Paul Sartre adapted the story into a 1957 film.
  • Salem is a suburb of Boston. The American coastal city was used for scenes in Hocus Pocus and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

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