The Crucible Tickets London Theatre

The Crucible Tickets

4.6 (7) · Contemporary Drama

Speak of the devil and he appears

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“Lyndsey Turner’s revival is one of the most eagerly awaited productions of the autumn and that’s no surprise given that the casting includes Brendan Cowell as John Procter, Erin Doherty as Abigail, Eileen Walsh as Elizabeth Proctor, Fisayo Akinade as Hale, Karl Johnson as Giles Corey and Matthew Marsh as Danforth. The Crucible was based on the real-life events that took place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 when accusations of witchcraft spread around the community. The authorities stepped in, leading to an investigation that resulted in the hangings of 19 people. Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama The Crucible was inspired by the Salem witch-hunts but was intended as an allegory that pointed the finger at the reds under the bed witch-hunts that gripped mid 20th century America. But as Turner’s revival is likely to demonstrate there is no time when The Crucible isn’t relevant. As Miller himself said of the play, it serves “as either a warning of tyranny on the way or a reminder of tyranny just past.””
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Overview

A witch hunt is beginning in Salem.

Raised to be seen and not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power.

As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial. 

Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging by director Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood, Top Girls). Brendan Cowell (Yerma) make his National Theatre debut as John Proctor alongside Erin Doherty (The Crown, My Name is Rachel Corrie) playing the role of Abigail.

Critic reviews

Gripping revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece speaks to us with urgent force

· The Telegraph

Lyndsey Turner unleashes the full dramatic power of Arthur Miller's masterpiece

· London Theatre

Visually stunning revival of Miller's classic drama

· The Arts Desk

Full of good ideas and atmospheric flourishes

· Time Out

A powerful and provocative production

· The Upcoming

Erin Doherty lights up the stage in this fresh revival

· Evening Standard

It's wonderful to see an ensemble of this quality assembled

· WhatsOnStage

A clever revival that shows the perils of self-righteousness

· The Independent

Brimming with thought-provoking commentary and stunning visuals

· Broadway World

An assured revival

· The Observer

Beautifully staged

· The Guardian

Erin Doherty is a convincingly frenzied ringleader

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 14 Sep - Sat 5 Nov 2022, 2pm & 7.30pm

Captioned: Sat 8 Oct, 2pm, Fri 14 Oct & Tue 1 Nov, 7.30pm
Audio-described & Touch Tour: Thu 13 Oct, 6pm & Sat 22 Oct, 12.30pm
Relaxed Environment: Sat 29 Oct, 2pm

Venue

South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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