When a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods trying to conjure spirits, the God-fearing people of a small New England town are told the devil and witchcraft is in their midst and must be rooted out at all costs. The town is quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia, indictment and manipulation as personal grievances collide with lust and superstition creating a crucible of suspicion where no person is safe from his neighbour.
This bold new production of The Crucible starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street), as the witch hunter, Reverend Hale and Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife), the falsely accused Elizabeth Proctor, serves as a stark and chilling reminder of the frailty of reason in the face of hysteria and the terrifying power of false accusations.
The Crucible is an ageless allegory of morality, a scorching indictment of fanaticism, and the most powerful central work of American drama.
The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, award-winning Selladoor Productions in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg re-invigorate Arthur Miller‘s terrifying allegorical comment on McCarthyism in their thrilling new production. Bringing together music and movement through a strong ensemble cast, this atmospheric staging of a theatrical classic will chill audiences to the core.
Enter the world of the Salem witch trials: a world of sensationalism, hysteria and the power of celebrity, and ask yourself how innocent we can be as we stand by and watch the drama unfold.
The Crucible is co-produced by the award-winning Selladoor Productions who have staged over 50 touring productions to date, including recent successful UK tours of The History Boys, Avenue Q, Footloose, and American Idiot.
DINNER & A SHOW OFFER
Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.
No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.
This show has been paired with our Mercury Comfort menu. Click here to take a look!
Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime
A timely and powerful production
A gripping production burning with intensity
Do not miss the chance to see it
You may also be interested in...
Showing: Fri 23 Apr 2021
Enjoy this exclusive online event from the comfort of your own home, featuring live music from Matt Cardle and interactive magic from Michael J Fitch M.I.M.C...More info and tickets
Showing: Mon 07 Jun 2021
Fresh from London’s Turbine Theatre, MTFestUK 2021 comes to Colchester, bringing you the very best in new musical theatre. Cake combines rap and RnB with...More info and tickets
Showing: Mon 07 Jun 2021 - Sun 13 Jun 2021
Fresh from London’s Turbine Theatre, MTFestUK 2021 comes to Colchester, bringing you the very best in new musical theatre. A reckless reappraisal of the...More info and tickets