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National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London
Booking to 5 November 2022
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Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuses

Opening on the main stage this September, Arthur 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.

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.

The Crucible runs from 14 September 2022 until until 5 November 2022 in the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre London.

What is The Crucible about?

Speak of the devil and he appears.  A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. 

Raised to be seen and not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power. 

As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial.  

Creative team

Written Arthur Miller, with direction by Lyndsey Turner, set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, content sound design by Tingying Dong, system sound design by Paul Arditti, music composed and arranged by Caroline Shaw, music direction by Osnat Schmool, fight direction by Bret Yount and dialect coaching by Hazel Holder and Daniéle Lydon.

Who is in the cast of The Crucible?

The cast features Fisayo Akinade, Brendan Cowell, Rachelle Diedericks, Erin Doherty, Nick Fletcher, Karl Johnson, Matthew Marsh, Gracie McGonigal and Eileen Walsh


Reviews of The Crucible

★★★★★ "Gripping revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece" - Telegraph
★★★★★ "Arthur Miller's classic" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "There’s a sensuous beauty to Lyndsey Turner’s production" - Independent
★★★★ "Erin Doherty shines in an immensely powerful revival" - i News
★★★★ "Thrillingly gripping" - The Stage
★★★★ "It doesn’t get much more spectacular" - TimeOut
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 November 2022
Running time
To be confirmed

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Important Notes

Access performances of The Crucible

Captioned performance

Saturday 8 October at 2pm

Friday 14 October at 7.30pm

Tuesday 1 November at 7.30pm

AAudio-described performances

Thursday 13 October at 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 6pm

Saturday 22 October at 2pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm

ARelaxed Environment performance

Saturday 29 October at 2pm


Venue Information

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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