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 his 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.
Performances each evening at 19:30. Matinees at 14:30 on 24th, 25th & 27th. Ticket Prices: £14.00 - £35.00. Concessions available. Bookings subject to £3.95 Ticketing Service Charge. 02920 878889
New Theatre Park Place, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 3LN
Tue 23 May 2017 to Sat 27 May 2017