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Written ARTHUR MILLER
Directed by Yaël Farber
Yael Farber's visceral revival of Arthur Miller's classic American drama THE CRUCIBLE, produced by the Old Vic, swept the boards with 10 Five Star reviews from the National Press, playing a 3 month sell out season from June - September 2014. Starring Richard Armitage as John Proctor, the production received two Olivier Award nominations, including Best Revival and Best Actor; an Evening Standard Award Nomination for Best Director and won Five Broadway World Awards including one for Best Direction. Farber’s THE CRUCIBLE is amongst the most successful productions ever to play at The Old Vic in its illustrious history. Following the production’s sell-out success The Old Vic and Digital Theatre released a filmed version of the production in 20 countries worldwide and been seen by over 50,000 people in the cinema and online.
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THE SUNDAY TIMES
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
A production of electrifying intensity’
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‘She (Farber) makes us feel not so much that we are watching the play but that we are part of it. “A drama cannot merely describe an emotion,” Miller wrote in his autobiography, “it has to become that emotion.” And Farber makes palpable these settlers’ paranoia and power games but also the deprivation and repression from which they spring.’
‘Yaël Farber, director of an acclaimed Mies Julie, has come up with an extraordinary production that preserves the integrity of Miller's language while investing the action with a raw, visceral power I've never witnessed.’
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‘I’ve seen Arthur Miller’s great play many times before, but it has never mesmerised and moved me quite like Yaël Farber’s revival manages to do here.’
‘It is operatic, it is immense’
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‘Yael Farber's mesmerising production of Arthur Miller's great play unfolds with the sick dread of a horrible dream from which you are powerless to awake.’
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‘Miller’s parable of persecution at its most powerful and enthralling’
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‘An extraordinary production’
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Farber makes the play feel urgent and immediate — and does so by refusing to hurry. The action’s wilful slowness is often exhilarating, and the performances pulse with bruising physicality’
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‘It is what great theatre is all about. Don’t miss it’
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‘Yaël Farber’s scorching production’
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Yaël Farber’s revival of Miller’s witch-hunt classic is so powerful,it feels conjured rather than directed’
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The Crucible was recorded for Digital Theatre in September 2014 and has been broadcast in 20 countries worldwide and been seen by over 50,000 people in the cinema and online. The live record is now available to rent or buy on Digital Theatre.
PRODUCTION INFO / THE COMPANY
RICHARD ARMITAGE as John Proctor
HARRY ATTWELL as Thomas Putnam
SAMANTHA COLLEY as Abigail Williams
MARAMA CORLETT as Betty Parris
JACK ELLIS as Deputy Governor Danforth
ANN FIRBANK as Rebecca Nurse
WILLIAM GAUNT as Giles Corey
NATALIE GAVIN as Mary Warren
CHRISTOPHER GODWIN as Judge Hathorne
CATHERINE HAMMOND as Voice of Martha Corey
HANNAH HUTCH as Ensemble
LAUREN LYLE as Ensemble
ANNA MADELEY as Elizabeth Proctor
PADDY NAVIN as Sarah Good
SARAH NILES as Tituba
TOM PETERS as Marshal Herrick
NEIL SALVAGE as Francis Nurse
REBECCA SAIRE as Mrs Ann Putnam
ADRIAN SCHILLER as Reverend John Hale
MICHAEL THOMAS as Reverend Parris
ALAN VICARY as Ezekiel Cheever
DAISY WATERSTONE as Susanna Walcott
MATT WEYLAND as Hopkins
ZARA WHITE as Mercy Lewis
YAËL FARBER – Director
SOUTRA GILMOUR - Designer
RICHARD HAMMARTON - Music And Sound
IMOGEN KNIGHT - Movement
MAGGIE LUNN - Casting
CAMILLA EVANS - Casting