Opening June 15, Lyndsey Turner's The Crucible continues its West End run at the Gielgud Theatre after playing London's National Theatre last year. The Olivier-nominated production began previews June 7, playing a strictly limited run through September 2.
The Crucible explores the United States' 1692 Salem Witch Trials and how one village descended into fear as a group of young women's words gained power, and private vendettas became public accusations. Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) stars as Abigail Williams alongside Brian Gleeson (Peaky Blinders) as John Proctor and Caitlin FitzGerald (Succession) as Elizabeth Proctor.
The trio leads the company of the Arthur Miller play with Karl Johnson (Hot Fuzz), Fisayo Akinade (Romeo & Juliet), Matthew Marsh (Dunkirk), David Ahmad, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Colin Haigh, Nadine Higgin, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan, and Tilly Tremayne reprising their roles. Joining them for the West End run are Tama Phethean, Amy Snudden, and Nia Towle
Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Christopher Birch, Lucy Brindle, Grace Farrell, Chyna-Rose Frederick, Miya James, Ebony Jonelle, and Samuel Townsend.
Turner helms the creative team which includes Tony-winning set designer Es Devlin, costume designer Catherine Fay, lighting designer Tim Lutkin, sound designers Tingying Dong and Christopher Shutt, composer and arranger Caroline Shaw, and music director and arranger Osnat Schmool. Casting is by Alastair Coomer and Naomi Downham. They are joined by fight director Bret Yount, intimacy directors Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton, voice and dialect coach Kate Godfrey, dialect coaches Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder, and resident director Sophie Dillon Moniram.
Olivier winner Lyndsey Turner's production of The Crucible originally ran at the National Theatre last fall (read the reviews here). It was nominated for the Olivier for Best Revival and Lutkin was nominated for Best Lighting Design.
Check out production photos of the West End run below.