NEWS: Full Casting Announced for the West End Transfer of the National Theatre’s Production of The Crucible

The production will run at the Gielgud Theatre from the 7th June until the 2nd September 2023.

The National Theatre has announced full casting for the upcoming West End transfer of Lyndsey Turner’s production of the Crucible, which will play for a strictly limited season at the Gielgud Theatre this Summer.

Brian Gleeson (Bad Sisters, Apple TV; Peaky Blinders, BBC One) as John Proctor, Caitlin FitzGerald (Succession, HBO; Masters of Sex, Showtime) as Elizabeth Proctor, Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz; Universal Pictures; Mr Selfridge, ITV) as Giles Corey will join the previously announced Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon, HBO; Upright, Foxtel) as Abigail Williams.  They are joined by Christopher Birch, Lucy Brindle, Grace Farrell, Chyna-Rose Frederick, Miya James, Ebony Jonelle, Tama Phethean, Amy Snudden, Nia Towle and Samuel Townsend. 

The West End transfer will also see Fisayo Akinade (Romeo & Juliet, National Theatre; Heartstopper, Netflix) as Reverend Hale and Matthew Marsh (Dunkirk, Warner Bros; The Iron Lady, Pathé) as Danforth.  Completing the cast are David Ahmad,Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Colin Haigh, Nadine Higgin, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan and Tilly Tremayne all returning to the production.

 A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power. As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial. 

Joining Lyndsey Turner on the creative team are: set designer Es Devlin, costume designer, Catherine Fay; lighting designer, Tim Lutkin. Sound design is by Tingying Dong (content design); and Christopher Shutt (system design). Composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw; and music director and arranger is Osnat Schmool; with casting by Alastair Coomer CDG and Naomi Downham. They are joined by associate director, Blythe Stewart; associate set designer, Ellie Wintour; associate lighting designer, Max Narula; fight director, Bret Yount; lead intimacy director, Ita O’Brien for Intimacy On Set; intimacy director, Louise Kempton for Intimacy On Set; voice and dialect coach, Kate Godfrey; dialect coaches, Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder; assistant music director, Alice Grant and resident director, Sophie Dillon Moniram. 

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