The Crucible was the sold-out, critically acclaimed 21st anniversary production at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre under Artistic Director, Michael Rudman. Cast by Wendy Spon with original music by Oscar winner, Stephen Warbeck.
The play, The Crucible, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 during the Salem witch trials. The play is a fictionalized version of the trials and tells the story of a group of young Salem women who falsely accuse other villagers of witchcraft. The accusations and ensuing trials push the village into a hysteria which results in the arrest of 200 villagers and the deaths of 19.
The play was written by American playwright Arthur Miller, who was wrongly accused of communism and un-American activities during McCarthyism in the 1950s. Miller wrote the play as an allegory, revealing the political and moral parallels between the Salem witch-trials and the McCarthy trials of his own time.
CAST INCLUDED: Deborah Findlay, Simon Day, Clare Rushbrook, John McArdle, Abigail Cruttenden, Glenna Forster Jones.
Reviews are forthcoming for The Crucible
Director : ROBERT DELAMERE
DESIGNER : SIMON HIGLETT
LIGHTING DESIGNER : RICK FISHER
SOUND DESIGNER : HUW WILLIAMS
PRODUCTION COMPANY : SHEFFIELD THEATRES/THE CRUCIBLE