A CURVE & DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY CO-PRODUCTION

The Crucible

Synopsis

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Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Revival, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a thrilling window on the Salem witch hunts of 1692, where superstition and repression are exploited for emotional and political gain.

This post-truth play holds particular significance in the current political environment, with division and exclusion recurring themes in both Miller’s work and in today’s wider world. What is truth? A political tool, a vehicle for fear, a weapon used in an ideological war, a trial by jury or trial by rumour, a scapegoat, paranoia, fake news… sound familiar?

The Crucible is an interpretation of the brutal McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950s, the art of making accusations without proper regard for the evidence. Where suspicion and personal grievance turned friend into enemy, neighbour against neighbour and shows the terrifying fragility of truth when faced with mis-information, hysteria and false accusation.

Regarded as a central work in the library of American drama, this gripping new production is performed by a talented company of drama and performing arts students from De Montfort University.

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (incl. 20 min interval)

Tickets

£12*

DISCOUNTS
£10* 16 – 26 yrs
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

BY ARTHUR MILLER

DIRECTED BY SIOBHÁN CANNON-BROWNLIE

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Cast & Creative

Ashton Matthews

Betty Parris

Calum Harris

Danforth

Chantelle Robilliard

Ann Putnam

Connor McGurl

Rev Parris

Dominique Palmer

Marshall Herrick

Ellie Page

Elizabeth Proctor

Georgia Hegley

Ezekiel Cheever

Hannah Gooden

Rebecca Nurse

Hannah Youles

Mary Warren

Jamie Holbrook

Francis Nurse

Katie Cruickshank

Susannah Wallcot

Lewis Wolverson

Hale

Lucy Slevin

Mercy Lewis

Naana Boaten

Abigail

Olivia Rimes

Sarah Good

Ransford Boi

John Proctor

Rory Gillan

Giles Cory

Samantha Walkley

Judge Hawthorne

Savannah Royal

Tituba

Thomas Inglis

Thomas Putnam