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National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London

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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


Show Information

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
14 September 2022 - 5 November 2022

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Important Notes

Access performances of The Crucible
ACaptioned 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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The Crown’s Erin Doherty & Brendan Cowell to star in The Crucible at the National Theatre

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.

The Crucible will run from 14 September 2022 until 5 November 2022 at the National Theatre. See here for tickets to The Crucible.

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