The National Theatre is to stage a revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible starring Erin Doherty & Brendan Cowell.
Opening on the main stage this September, Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse will see Brendan Cowell (Yerma) make his National Theatre debut as John Proctor alongside Erin Doherty (The Crown, My Name is Rachel Corrie) playing the role of Abigail.
Further casting includes Fisayo Akinade (Heartstopper, Cucumber), Rachelle Diedericks, Nick Fletcher, Karl Johnson, Gracie McGonigal, Matthew Marsh and Eileen Walsh.
Inspired by the McCarthy hearings and their hunt for communists in 1950s America, Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem witch trials and the extreme behaviour that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas.
Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood) will direct with set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay and lighting design by Tim Lutkin. Sound design by Tingying Dong (content design) and Paul Arditti (system design). Staff director is Blythe Stewart, and dialect coaches are Majella Hurley and Hazel Holder.