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Lyndsey Turner helms Arthur Miller's timeless play about the Salem witch trials.
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About The Crucible

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.

Tickets to The Crucible are available now. Book your The Crucible tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hours 50minutes (incl. interval)

Start date

June 7th, 2023

End date

September 2nd, 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.

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Reviews

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Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intense, Great staging
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Frank Carson's Dressing Room
Great staging, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing
87 / 100
JakeMcCreith
Great acting, Edgy, Clever
100 / 100
Jordan JT
Creative, Accurate, Insightful, Clever, Entertaining
100 / 100
Matthew A 3173
Clever, Absorbing
100 / 100
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Production note
This production contains strong language and themes which some may find distressing. Bright lights are used during transitions. Haze is used throughout.

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

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Assisted Performances
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.

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