Malvern Theatres Young Company
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Nic Lloyd
Arthur Miller’s 1950s masterpiece plots the brutal self-destruction of a fragile Puritan community obsessed by fear.
It’s 1692 and a dark magic possesses Salem. A children’s game has terrifying consequences as accusations of witchcraft break out. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard and no one is beyond suspicion. As investigations reach their height, a young woman accuses Elizabeth, the blameless wife of John Proctor. False allegations are rife as the devout community is enveloped by a hysteria from which it can never return.
Malvern Theatres Young Company, under the direction of Nic Lloyd bring audiences startlingly close to the action of one of the most powerful plays of the twentieth century, which echoes the prejudices and narrow-mindedness of the 1950s McCarthy witch-hunts and bears the same relevance to the problems facing the world today.
This production of The Crucible follows the success of Malvern Theatres Young Company’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town last summer. This year, we’re delighted to be able to offer tickets without making a charge for admission. Instead, there will be a collection after each performance in support of future Malvern Theatres projects. Presenting The Crucible with FREE ADMISSION enables everyone to experience both Arthur Miller’s masterpiece and also the high quality work of this talented young company of 13-25 year olds.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.