About the Crucible

Coming to over 350 cinemas in the UK & Ireland on the 4th & 7th December, Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

Richard Armitage’s credits include the Into the Storm, The Hobbit trilogy, Captain America: The First Avenger and Spooks. Theatre includes The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the RSC.

Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production of Mies Julie won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top five Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. His many plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman and A View from the Bridge.

Quotes and Reviews

“A production of electrifying intensity”


The Daily Telegraph

“This devastating and absorbing Arthur Miller revival is a triumph”


Evening Standard

“Miller’s parable of persecution at its most powerful and enthralling”


The Times



The Independent

“It is operatic, it is immense”


Time Out

“It is what great theatre is all about. Dont miss it”


Daily Express

“An extraordinary production”


The Guardian

“Yael Farbers scorching production”


The Mail on Sunday

About The Old Vic

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The Old Vic has survived and in recent years thrived because it has always reached out to the widest range of audiences without compromising artistic standards. Although it has attracted great actors, it has never believed that theatre itself is for an elite. We believe theatre should be for everyone.

The Old Vic has been a landmark for nearly 200 years. It’s one of London’s oldest working theatres and has provided a dramatic home for an extraordinary roll call of actors. Visit oldvictheatre.com