Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama brought vividly to life in this visceral production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber from the Old Vic in London.
The Crucible, one of the key social plays of the last century, is ostensibly about the trials and convictions in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. A community is knocked sideways by rumors of girls dancing naked in the woods, murdered babies, “enemies in the dark,” and even puppets stuffed with needles, one of which is produced as evidence in court.
One of the central themes emphasized throughout the play is that hysteria has the ability to tear lives apart while also having long-term repercussions. As we are still witnessing today especially on social media.
Armitage’s credits include the forthcoming film Into the Storm. Other film and TV credits include The Hobbit trilogy, Captain America: The First Avenger and Spooks. Theatre includes The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the RSC.
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