Theatre company Sell A Door have announced a national tour of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, touring to venues across the UK in 2017.
This new production of the classic play will be directed by Douglas Rintoul and star Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou as witch-hunter Reverend Hale.
The American classic will open for previews at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on the 17th February, opening officially on the 20th February. The production will also visit: Dartford, Cheltenham, Aberdeen, Luxembourg, Richmond, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Considered to be one of the twentieth century’s landmark plays, The Crucible is seen 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.
David Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Sell a Door Theatre Company said: ” The Crucible was the first production I ever witnessed on stage; and resonates today as it did when it first met an audience as a fundamentally important piece of American theatre that calls into question our highest beliefs and morals. After our summer and autumn season of high flying musicals, it’s a chilling, powerful play that is punching off our 2017 season of work.”
The Crucible will open its UK tour at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from the 17th February, before touring until the 17th June 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.selladoor.com/productions/the-crucible.