National Theatre's revival of The Crucible by Arthur Miller has completed its casting. The show will begin previews September 14 at the Olivier Theatre prior to an official opening September 21. The show is set to run at the London venue through November 5 and will be broadcast to U.K. movie theatres January 26 and globally March 2.
Joining previously announced cast members Brendan Cowell (Yerma) in his National debut as John Proctor and Erin Doherty (The Crown) as Abigail, the cast continues with Eileen Walsh (Women on the Verge) as Elizabeth Proctor, Fisayo Akinade (Romeo & Juliet) as Reverend Hale, Karl Johnson (Under Milk Wood) as Giles Corey, and Matthew Marsh (Dunkirk) as Danforth.
Rounding off the cast is David Ahmad, Nathan Amzi, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Sophia Brown, Halle Brown, Anushka Chakravarti, Grace Cooper Milton, Rachelle Diedericks, Hero Douglas, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Jersey Blu Georgia, Aoife Haakenson, Colin Haigh, Una Herrmann, Martin Johnston, Evie Marner, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan, Ami Tredrea, Tilly Tremayne, and Cadence Williams.
Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood) will direct the production. The creative team continues with set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Tingying Dong and Paul Arditti, music by Caroline Shaw, and arranagements and music direction by Osnat Schmool. Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton are intimacy coordinators.
The Crucible is an indictment of the political paranoia that defined the McCarthy Era’s anti-communist “witch hunts” that cost many their livelihoods. Miller’s play won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and has since been revived on Broadway four times.
The National Theatre continues with Wales Millennium Centre’s stage adaptation of The Boy With Two Hearts, William Shakespeare's Othello, the new musical Hex, and the new play Kerry Jackson.
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