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The Crucible

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The Crucible in London

The Crucible reveals the National Theatre's brilliant new production of this legendary play. It transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season, directed by the Olivier Award-winning Lyndsey Turner. The Telegraph has called the designs - by Es Devlin - 'magnificent'. You're going to love this fresh version of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, a fascinating parable exploring power and its abuse.

Nominated for 2023 Olivier Awards for Best Revival and for Best Lighting Design, with lighting by Tim Lutkin, it weaves a powerful tale. Brought up to be seen but not heard, a group of young women discover that their words have acquired a terrifying power. The climate of terror that's overcoming the community is being fuelled by private battles and vendettas, wild public accusations are being made, and before long the truth itself is on trial.

On stage from 7 June to 2 September 2023 at the magnificent National Theatre, the Sunday Times is calling it a 'five-star scorcher', The Telegraph says it's a 'gripping revival of Arthur Miller's masterpiece. The National Theatre at its best', The Evening Standard is delighted to see Miller's Crucible 'burning bright once more' and the Financial Times calls it a 'stark and stunning'.

What's the plot of The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre?

The Crucible is a play by the American playwright Arthur Miller, a partially fictionalised plot exploring the notorious Salem witch trials at the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Salem from 1692-93. He wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, which involved the US government persecuting people they accused of being communists. And it remains just as relevant to today's social and political landscape.

Miller himself was questioned by the USA's House of Representatives' Committee about potential 'Un-American Activities' in 1956, and was actually convicted of contempt of Congress when he refused to identify other people who attended meetings he was at.

The play was first performed at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway but Miller wasn't happy with the over-stylised, chilly production and the resulting hostile reviews in the USA, which was paranoid about left-wing thinking at the time. The New York Times boldly called it 'a powerful play' and a 'driving performance'. Despite political interference it won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and soon became a classic. Today it's revered as a vital work in the history of American drama.

Who is The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre for?

The production contains strong language and themes which some people may find distressing. Bright lights are used during the transitions and haze is used throughout. The play is suitable for people aged 14 or more.

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The Crucible Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 2 September 2023

  • Running time:

    2 hours 50 minutes (incl. interval)

  • Age restrictions

    Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

  • Important Information

    This production contains strong language and themes which some may find distressing. Bright lights are used during transitions. Haze is used throughout.

    Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

    Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

    Access Performances

    Audio Described:
    2pm - Saturday 22 July 2023
    7pm - Monday 7 August 2023

    Captioned:
    2pm - Saturday 15 July 2023
    7pm - Monday 31 July 2023

    Signed:
    2pm – Saturday 29 July 2023
     

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to The Crucible are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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The Crucible reviews

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All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing The Crucible.

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Tense and thought provoking

C Reviewed on 11 August 2023 by
Swansea, United Kingdom

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Powerful!!

A Reviewed on 31 July 2023 by
Grande Prairie, Canada

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Must see!

I’ve loved this play since first reading it in school and this performance certainly lived up to my expectations! Exceptional performance all round, the cast were fantastic.

A Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by
Lairg, United Kingdom

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Absolutely brilliant

This was the most intense play I have ever seen! I was fully invested in every line the characters spoke and the actors did a brilliant job at highlighting the raw emotions each and everyone one would be feeling at every moment. I was gripped the whole way through. What an amazing play!

E Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by
Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom

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Memorable

Gripping story, very well acted and terrific staging

L Reviewed on 24 July 2023 by
St Leonards, Australia

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American Shakespeare

A good story, but a little too long in some places. Fantastic acting and great scenery. Good atmosphere.

K Reviewed on 16 June 2023 by
High Wycombe, United Kingdom

18 Jun
2023
Stuart King

Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Gielgud Theatre

by Stuart King | Sunday, June 18 2023, 08:02

Amidst the puritan’s early social colony at Salem, Massachusetts Bay, a man momentarily succumbs to the charms of his bedridden wife’s young housemaid. When her juvenile fantasies of love are rebuffed, in her craving for vengeance she conjures demonic visions and gradually implicates more and more victims with her accusations of witch-craft.

Milly Alcock as Abigail Williams, Brian Gleeson as John Proctor and the cast of The Crucible West End. Credit Brinkhoff-MoegenburgMilly Alcock as Abigail Williams, Brian Gleeson as John Proctor and the cast of The Crucible West End. Credit Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Gielgud Theatre
15 Jun
2023
Miriam Gibson

Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Gielgud Theatre

by Miriam Gibson | Thursday, June 15 2023, 12:40

"There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires", warns the Reverend John Hale gravely. That village would be Salem, Massachusetts, where witchcraft, rumours, grudges and hysteria abound, in this gripping and intense production of Arthur Miller's classic play.

Nia Towle and Milly Alcock in THE CRUCIBLE at the Giegud Theatre.Photo Brinkhoff MoegenburgNia Towle and Milly Alcock in THE CRUCIBLE at the Giegud Theatre.Photo Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Gielgud Theatre
13 Jun
2023
Emmie Newitt

Production Images For The National Theatre's Acclaimed Production Of THE CRUCIBLE

by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, June 13 2023, 10:32

New production images have been released for the National Theatre's highly anticipated West End transfer of Lyndsey Turner's acclaimed production of THE CRUCIBLE. Performing at the Gielgud Theatre until Saturday 2 September 2023

The Crucible production photoThe Crucible production photo

Production Images For The National Theatre's Acclaimed Production Of THE CRUCIBLE