First Look Photos: The Crucible at the National starring The Crown’s Erin Doherty

The National Theatre has released production images of The Crucible starring Erin Doherty & Brendan Cowell.

Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Arthur Miller’s classic parable of power and its abuse features Brendan Cowell (Yerma) as John Proctor and Erin Doherty (The Crown, My Name is Rachel Corrie) playing the role of Abigail.

Fisayo Akinade (Heartstopper, Cucumber), Rachelle Diedericks, Nick Fletcher, Karl Johnson, Gracie McGonigal, Matthew Marsh and Eileen Walsh also appear in the production.

Inspired by the hunt for communists in 1950s America, Arthur Miller’s 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 creative team includes 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 runs until 5 November 2022 at the National Theatre. See here for tickets to The Crucible.

Production photos by Johan Perrson.

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📷 Main photo: Erin Doherty (Abigail Williams) and The Crucible cast at the National Theatre. Image Credit Johan Persson

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