Rehearsal images of The Crucible have been released by the National Theatre ahead of the play’s transfer to the West End in June.
The Crucible will play the Gielgud Theatre in London from 7 June to 2 September 2023.
Lyndsey Turner’s critically acclaimed production is a thrilling new staging of Arthur Miller’s parable of power and its abuse.
The production stars Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon, HBO) as Abigail Williams, with Brian Gleeson (Bad Sisters, Apple TV; Peaky Blinders, BBC One) as John Proctor, Caitlin FitzGerald (Succession, HBO; Masters of Sex, Showtime) as Elizabeth Proctor, and Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz; Universal Pictures; Mr Selfridge, ITV) as Giles Corey; Fisayo Akinade (Romeo & Juliet, National Theatre; Heartstopper, Netflix) as Reverend Hale ;and Matthew Marsh (Dunkirk, Warner Bros; The Iron Lady, Pathé) as Danforth.
Completing the cast are David Ahmad, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Christopher Birch, Lucy Brindle, Raphael Bushay, Henry Everett, Grace Farrell, Nick Fletcher, Chyna-Rose Frederick, Colin Haigh, Nadine Higgin, Miya James, Ebony Jonelle, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Tama Phethean, Amy Snudden, Joy Tan, Nia Towle, Samuel Townsend, Tilly Tremayne.
The creative team includes director Lyndsey Turner, set designer Es Devlin, costume designer, Catherine Fay; lighting designer, Tim Lutkin. Sound design is by Tingying Dong (content design); and Christopher Shutt (system design). Composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw; and music director and arranger is Osnat Schmool; with casting by Alastair Coomer CDG and Naomi Downham. They are joined by associate director, Blythe Stewart; associate set designer, Ellie Wintour; associate lighting designer, Max Narula; fight director, Bret Yount; lead intimacy director, Ita O’Brien for Intimacy On Set; intimacy director, Louise Kempton for Intimacy On Set; voice and dialect coach, Kate Godfrey; dialect coaches, Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder; assistant music director, Alice Grant and resident director, Sophie Dillon Moniram.
The production scored great reviews at the National Theatre last year, and is getting a much-deserved West End transfer.
Book tickets to The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre in London
Rehearsal photos of The Crucible
Gielgud Theatre, London