Salem, Massachusetts 1692. When the stories of three local girls are taken as gospel, a small village populated by Puritans and petty local rivalries, is thrown into panic by talk of witchcraft. The community begins to purge itself, and as accusations fly suspicion alone is accepted as evidence. Written during the vigorous and unscrupulous investigations of Senator J R McCarthy in 1950's America. The Crucible is a timeless portrayal of communal hysteria and the evil of mindless persecution.Performers Patrick O'Kane (John Proctor), Emma Cunniffe (Elizabeth Proctor), Emily Taaffe (Abigail), Oliver Ford-Davies (Danforth), Lucy May Barker, Charlie Cameron, Philip Cumbus, Anni Domingo, Susan Engel, Christopher Fulford, Patrick Godfrey, Christopher Hunter, Bettrys Jones, Paul Kemp, Geoff Leesley, Alexandra Mathie, Gary Milner, Ellie Paskell, Malcolm Rogers.
Author Arthur Miller. Producer New Shakespeare Company. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Jon Bausor. Sound Nick Powell. Director Liam Steel (movement). Lighting Paul Keogan. Sound Fergus O'Hare.