The Orchard Theatre
Tue 14 - Sat 18 March, 2pm & 7.30pm
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One of the twentieth century’s landmark plays, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible stands as both a historical record and a political parable for our times.
In a small 17th century New England town a children’s game has terrifying consequences as allegations of witchcraft break out. Quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia, accusation and manipulation, the community is consumed by a climate of suspicion where no person is safe from its neighbour.
An allegory of the chilling McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950s, The Crucible also serves as a warning to future generations. Enter the world of sensationalism, hysteria and the power of celebrity that was the Salem Witch Trials and ask yourself how innocent we can really be as we stand by and watch a witch-hunt unfold.
This bold new production of The Crucible starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street), as the witch hunter, Reverend Hale and Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife), the falsely accused Elizabeth Proctor, is directed by Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and brings together music and movement through a strong and ever-present cast. This atmospheric staging of a theatre classic is co-produced with Sell A Door Theatre Company, in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and is a chilling reminder of the frailty of reason in the face of hysteria.
Brecht and The Crucible: staging the ensemble.
This active and informative workshop combines theory and practice, inviting your students to apply the principle of the ever-present ensemble to create atmosphere and tension using scenes from The Crucible.
This workshop can take place in your school and is suitable for groups of 20 students aged 14+
Cost: £50 for a one hour session* / £100 for a two hour session*
*plus travel for the facilitator
For further workshop details and / or to book please contact:
Anna Fox, Creative Learning and Development Director, Sell A Door Theatre Company
020 3355 8567
Alex Isaacs, Programming and Content Assistant, Sell A Door Theatre Company
020 3355 8567