The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Directed by Chrissie Garrett. Performed from 2 – 5 November 2016 at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

Photos courtesy and copyright of Mike Watling and Jim Muller Photography

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Alex Wood in Sardines magazine

The Play

Focussing on the fate of those caught up in the persecution surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials and originally reflecting Senator McCarthy’s hunt for Communists in 1950s America, its meaning (says Miller) “is somewhat different in different places and moments”. Director, Chrissie Garrett’s vision centres on the themes of hysteria, fear of differences, and hunting out those who think differently, staging the play in modern dress and in a timeless fashion.

The cast was as follows:

John Proctor Finn Ridley
Elizabeth Proctor Debbie Watson
Abigail Williams Cara Mattinson
Mary Warren Lauren Dunn
Rebecca Nurse Janice Lake
Thomas Putnam Matthew Rainsberry
Mrs Putnam Clare Lester
Reverend Hale Philip Fine
Rev Parris Nik Lester
Betty Parris Claudia Wingrove
Tituba Kate Fricke
Mercy Lewis Clare Primrose
Susanna Wallcot Katie Crowther
Gov Danforth Andy Allen
Ezekiel Cheever Matthew Rainsberry
Francis Nurse Mike Jack
Giles Corey John McCormick
Judge Hathorne Gareth Jeremy