- 18 September 2015 - 24 October 2015
- The Theatre
"The Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points."
Betty Parris lies in a trance after a childish game spins out of control, and accusations of witchcraft are quickly manipulated by those with something to gain. However, when false allegations reach fever pitch, the devout community of Salem descends into a cauldron of hysteria it can never return from.
Written in the 1950s when the insidious fear of communism gripped America, The Crucible is a devastating portrayal of the human cost of tyranny and vengeance. Director Caroline Steinbeis returns to the Royal Exchange following her sell out run in the Studio with Alistair McDowall's Bruntwood Prize-winning, Brilliant Adventures (2013).
"The Crucible was the first play I ever performed in a school, aged 12. Revisiting Miller over 20 years later, it is with shock and awe that I am shown again how close we all stand to the abyss; how quickly a group of people are blasted apart by revenge, greed and teenage reverie, and all for that moment when we give in to our innermost desires. What a huge challenge and what a pleasure to be making this production for the Royal Exchange." Caroline Steinbeis
- Event Information
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 18 September - Saturday 24 October 2015
Tuesday - Saturday evenings: 7.00pm
Thursday & Saturday matinees: 2.00pm
Extra Performances: Monday 21 September: 7.00pm, Sunday 4 October: 2.00pm and Wednesday 14 October: 5.00pm
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online
RUNNING TIME: 3 hours and 10 minutes, which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes
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- Creative Team
WRITER Arthur Miller
DIRECTOR Caroline Steinbeis
DESIGNER Max Jones
LIGHTING DESIGNER Johanna Town
COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGNER Richard Hammarton
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Liz Rankin
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Kate Colgrave-Pope
- Related Events
BACKSTAGE TOUR: Wednesday 30 September 11am, Wednesday 7 October 11am & 2pm. Public Tours cost £5 per person and can be booked via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833. More information.
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION: Thursday 22 October after 7pm performance. More Information
INTRODUCING WORKSHOP: Pre-show, talk-based introductions to each play and production, for up to 100 people. Thursday 1 & 15 October 10am - 11.30am. Tickets £6 per session / £4 concession. Book via 0161 833 9833 (individuals) or 0161 615 6702 (schools and groups) or online.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Play reading and discussion group. Wednesday 7 October 11am - 1pm. Tickets £6 per session / £4 concessions. Book via Box Office on 0161 833 9833 or online.
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EXPLORE WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS Stimulating workshops tailored specifically to help your students explore this production. Explore workshops can take place at your school as well as at the theatre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
- Accessible Performances
AUDIO-DESCRIBED: Saturday 10 October, 2.00pm
BSL-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 20 October, 7.00pm. CANCELLED
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 15 October, 7.00pm
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Marshall George Herrick
Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth
Reverend Samuel Parris
Mary Jo Randle
Reverend John Hale