The Crucible

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible transfers to the Gielgud theatre for a strictly limited season.

The revival of Miller’s dramatic and tragic play tells of one man’s fight for his principles during the Salem witch hunt of the 1690s. 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.

First staged in 1953, Miller’s play draws unflinching parallels between the Salem witch hunts and McCarthyism in 1950s America.

The cast includes Iain Glen, Elaine Cassidy, Trevor Peacock and James Laurenson.

Director: Dominic Cooke

Writer(s): Arthur Miller

Role: Abigail Williams

Cast: Iain Glen, Elaine Cassidy, James Laurenson, Helen Schlesinger

  • drama

Rating: 12a

Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes with one interval

Released: 5 April 2006 - 10 June 2006

Status: Completed

Production Co: Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre/Festival: Gielgud Theatre

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Country: UK