RSC's The Crucible transfers to Gielgud 29 March

RSC's The Crucible transfers to Gielgud 29 March

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is transferring from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London's Gielgud Theatre in the West End - opening 5 April 2006, following previews from 29 Mar 2006.

The cast includes: Iain Glen (John Proctor), Robert Bowman (Reverend Hale), Ken Bradshaw (Ezekiel Cheever), Elaine Cassidy (Abigail), Tim Chipping (Herrick), Laura Elphinstone (Susannah Walcott), Alison Garland (Mercy Lewis), Lorna Gayle (Tituba), Ian Gelder (Parris), Darlene Johnson (Rebecca Nurse), James Laurenson (Danforth), Susan Mcgoun (Sarah Good), Caroline O’neill (Ann Putnam), Trevor Peacock (Giles Corey), James Pearse (Hopkins), Clifford Rose (Francis Nurse), Helen Schlesinger (Elizabeth Proctor), Catherine Skinner (Ensemble), James Staddon (Thomas Putnam), John Stahl (Hathorne), Michelle Terry (Mary Warren), Zoe Thorne (Betty Parris)

It is directed by Dominic Cooke, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lightning by Jean Kalman and produced in London by Bill Kenwright & Thelma Holt.

When young women are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the town of Salem is gripped by accusations of witchcraft. In a community paralysed by fear and religious extremism, recrimination and greed take a deadly hold.

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