See the National Theatre’s scorching revival in the West End with The Crucible tickets
A witch hunt begins in Salem as the National Theatre’s acclaimed revival of The Crucible transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. Arthur Miller’s fascinating and haunting tale of power and abuse has kept audiences on the edge of their seats for decades, and this bold new production is a must-see at the Gielgud Theatre.
Miller’s celebrated classic play is a scorching, claustrophobic tale of a small community whipped up into a frenzy of suspicion and fear. A group of girls, raised to be seen and not heard, realise their voices hold more power than they ever imagined. Their accusations spread fear throughout Salem, and soon private feuds spill into the public sphere. The truth is on trial, and the consequences are terrifying.
Miller’s play, inspired by the actual Salem witch trials and US McCarthyism, premiered in 1953. It remains one of the most compelling and fascinating accounts of a community on the verge of breakdown ever written. The National Theatre’s latest production is directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner. Her other credits include Chimerica, Top Girls, and Girls and Boys.
The 5-star, “magnificent restaging” (The Telegraph) features set design by Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy), lighting by Tim Lutkin (Back to the Future, Life of Pi), and costumes by Catherine Fay.
The West End cast of The Crucible is led by Milly Alcock as Abigail. This is Alcock’s West End debut; she is best known for her breakout performance as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon.
Miller’s stark and brutal masterpiece is unerringly powerful, and never more so than in Turner’s visceral production. It runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 June – 10 September 2023.
The age rating for The Crucible is to be confirmed. The production features strong language, some distressing themes, bright lights, and haze.