Richard Armitage

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

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 and Spooks. Theatre includes The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the RSC.

Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production of Mies 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.


Part of a season of work performed in-the-round.
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Sat 21 June – Sat 13 Sept 2014

Preview pricing: Sat 21 June – Tue 8 July
Mon–Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

[Please note there are no matinee performances on Sat 21 June & Wed 25 June].

Captioned Performances: Sat 26 July at 2.30pm & Tue 12 Aug at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thu 14 Aug at 7.30pm

TICKETS: £10, £16, £21, £30, £45, £55

Running time: 3hrs 30mins including a 20-minute interval.

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‘A production of electrifying intensity’

The Daily Telegraph

‘Miller’s parable of persecution at its most powerful and enthralling’

The Times

‘It is operatic, it is immense’

Time Out

‘An extraordinary production’

The Guardian

‘This devastating and absorbing Arthur Miller revival is a triumph’

Evening Standard


The Independent

‘It is what great theatre is all about. Don’t miss it’

Daily Express

‘Yaël Farber’s scorching production’

The Mail on Sunday

‘Yaël Farber’s revival of Miller’s witch-hunt classic is so powerful, it feels conjured rather than directed’

The Sunday Times