Read our five-star review of The Crucible starring Milly Alcock in the West End. The National Theatre production is playing through 2 September.
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Following performances at the National Theatre, Lyndsey Turner directs an urgent retelling of Arthur Miller’s Salem witch trials play The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre. The Crucible tickets are available on London Theatre now.
While The Crucible play isn’t based on a true story per se, it’s inspired by the hundreds of witch trials that took place in 17th-century New England. Communities were fearful of people behaving in unexplainable ways, so deemed them to be “witches.”
Even though The Crucible follows life in 17th-century America, Arthur Miller wrote the play as a reflection of McCarthyism, an era of 1950s America that saw the United States government persecuting those for being communists. As you watch the play, you’ll inevitably spot the parallels between 17th-century history and the hysteria surrounding 1950s McCarthy investigations and the House of Un-American Activities Committee.
In a five-star review of The Crucible in London, our critic said: "this is a magnificent revival, setting up the chilling horror in which humanity turns in on itself with deadly consequences."
What is The Crucible about?
The Crucible play is set in Salem, Massachusetts. A group of young women are spotted “dancing” with a Black slave named Tituba. But were they really dancing, or did suspicious activity take place in the woods? Mass hysteria takes over the town, with women accused of being witches left, right, and centre.
As the girls struggle to find their words in court, it’s quickly apparent that in a society with deeprooted and internalised misogyny, nobody will speak for them. Accusing everyone leaves the town in tatters, leading to a lack of trust. Events lead to mass arrests, torture, and hangings. Ultimately, The Crucible play is all about power, dominance, and standing up for what you believe in.
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Audio Described: 2pm - Saturday 22 July 2023, 7pm - Monday 7 August 2023
Captioned: 2pm - Saturday 15 July 2023, 7pm - Monday 31 July 2023
BSL Signed: 2pm – Saturday 29 July 2023
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.
Cast and creative
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
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