Salem, 1692. A small, tight-knit community smoulders with repression and resentment. Dominated by church, pride and reputation, men and women hide their deepest desires. But a deadly mixture of lust, hatred and terror lurks beneath the surface, tinder-dry – until a spark of superstition sets it alight.
Based on the true story of the Salem Witch trials, but as timeless as humanity, The Crucible is a chilling dissection of mindless persecution, the “dark, dangerous hearts” of people living in fear, and the horrifying momentum of vengeance. Fuelled by grievances, betrayal and lies, the fire of false accusations rages out of control, an inferno of murder that not even honesty can quench…
At once a parable, a morality play of power and envy, and a breath-taking drama of human love and weakness, Miller’s masterpiece of twentieth-century theatre has been called ‘the most powerful central work of American drama’ – an unmissable, devastating portrait of a flawed community and the cost of tyranny.
Tuesday 17th October 2017 till Saturday 21st October 2017
Rev John Hale – James Klech Rev Samuel Parris – Kris Robertson Abigail Williams – Amelia Zimmatore Frances Nurse – Bob Brown Elizabeth Proctor – Bridget Collins John Proctor – Nick Wray Judge Hathorne – Symon Hamer Deputy-Governor Danforth – Clyde Young Mary Bradbury – Carol Smith Mary Warren – Elise Verney Susanna Walcott – Nat O’Millervan Sarah Good – Fiona Young Ezekiel Cheever – Gareth Owen-Williams Tituba – Jess Fraser Mercy Lewis – Jess Horsley Betty Parris – Elizabeth Morgan Rebecca Nurse – Kate Robbins Hopkins – Marc Evans Thomas Putnam – Gareth Owen-Williams Ann Putnam – Emma Harrison Giles Corey – Nick Smith Martha Corey – Carol Smith Sarah Bibber – Nat O’Millervan Marshal Herrick – Zak Nicholls