The Old Vic’s The Crucible

Old Vics The Crucible

Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

Richard Armitage’s credits include the forthcoming film Into the Storm. Other film and TV credits include The Hobbit trilogy, Captain America: The First Avenger andSpooks. Theatre includes The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the RSC.

Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production ofMies Julie won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top five Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. His many plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman and A View from the Bridge.

Certificate: 12A           Distributor:  CinemaLive

Dir. Yaël Farber, UK, 2014, 83 mins

Cast: Richard Armitage, Harry Attwell, Samantha Colley

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