Full Casting Announced for The Crucible

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Jack Ellis, William Gaunt, Christopher Godwin, Adrian Schiller and Michael Thomas join Richard Armitage, Samantha Colley and Anna Madeley in Ya?l Farbers new production of Arthur Millers The Crucible at The Old Vic, with previews from Saturday 21 June.

Ya?l Farber directs Arthur Millers modern American masterpiece about the Salem witch trials drawing parallels with his experience of McCarthys anti-communist investigations in the 1950s. The Crucible tells the story of one mans fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria with tragic results.

The Crucible is the third play in a new season of productions which are presented in-the-round at The Old Vic. Reprising the transformation of The Old Vics auditorium into the round, first seen for the award-winning 2008 production of The Norman Conquests, this ambitious project is once more made possible by the generous support of CQS. The season of productions is supported for the fourth consecutive year by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.