19:45, Tue 9th – Sat 13th February 2010 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4
It is 1692 in Salem, and there’s magic in the air. Religious fervour and sexual repression come into explosive conflict as accusations of witchcraft spread through the town like fire, fuelled by paranoia and hatred. John Proctor finds himself trapped in a web of lies and suspicion as his past sins come back to haunt him, and the hysterical youth of Salem lead a crusade against the supposed forces of the devil. In ‘The Crucible’ Arthur Miller brilliantly weaves together the private world of Proctor and his wife with the public madness sweeping through Salem, creating an profoundly moving theatrical experience which audiences will find utterly unforgettable.
This production will take place in a shadowy world of judgment and fear, never allowing the audience to escape the mounting intensity of the play right up until its harrowing conclusion.