The Crucible at the Old Vic starring Richard Armitage
The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB

ABOUT The Crucible

The Old Vic presents Arthur Miller’s modern classic The Crucible starring Richard Armitage.

Award-winning director Yael Farber brings her new production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to the Old Vic this summer.

Starring acclaimed TV and movie star Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger, North and South, Spooks, Robin Hood), Anna Madeley and Samantha Colley, the play has enjoyed rave, 5-star reviews from the press.

This highly visceral re-imagining of Arthur Miller’s American masterpiece is presented in-the-round at the Old Vic and is an extraordinary theatrical event.


Stars Richard Armitage as John Proctor, Anna Madeley as Elizabeth Proctor and Samantha Colley as Abigail Williams in the drama. The cast also includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White.


Compelling drama about the Salem witch trials, which draws fascinating parallels with McCarthy’s anticommunist investigations in the 1950’s. In the play, one man fights to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community in America, where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria with tragic results.


★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★★ The Independent


Captioned Performances: Saturday 26th July at 2.30pm and Tuesday 12th August at 7.30pm; Audio Described Performance: Thursday 14th August at 7.30pm


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