For the puritanical folk of Salem, Massachusetts, the news that their young women have been conjuring spirits in the forest is devastating. It means the devil is amongst them. And the devil must be hunted down and driven out, whatever the cost. Fear and suspicion quickly spiral out of control, unleashing a murderous powder keg of accusations, hysteria, lust and revenge.
Arthur Miller’s 1953 play is one of the most powerful pieces of 20th century theatre. Written as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the US government persecuted its citizens for being communists, this parable of politics, religious fervour and fear is a masterpiece which still resonates in the 21st century.
Post Show Talk:
Wed 04 September (after the matinée and it’s FREE)
BSL Interpreted Performance:
Tues 10 September (8.00pm evening)
“Contemporary resonance… many things STAND OUT”Herald
“A work of PROPULSIVE DRAMATIC tension. RELEVANT, tense and EVOCATIVE”Stage
“POWERFUL in its displays of raw emotion”Times
“Strong performances… highlight why The Crucible is STILL RELEVANT”Wee Review
“Endlessly ENTERTAINING and COMPELLING”Small City, Big Personality
“An AWESOME production”Courier
"LIFE-ENRICHING drama at its BEST"Perthshire Advertiser
Director Elizabeth Newman
Set and Costume Designer Adrian Rees
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Musical Director and Sound Designer Ben Occhipinti
Movement and Associate Director Lesley Hutchison
Fight Director Carter Ferguson
Stage Manager Kate Schofield
Deputy Stage Manager (book) Marianne Forde
Deputy Stage Manager (book) Owen Thomas
Assistant Stage Manager Annie Winton
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