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

26th May 2016,The Crucible – Open Auditions
4 October 2016,The heat is on …
17 October 2016,A shifting balance of power..

Crucible ProgrammeSee the Programme

Reviews

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
Elizabeth Proctor
Abigail Williams
Mary Warren
Rebecca Nurse
Thomas Putnam
Mrs Putnam
Reverend Hale
Rev Parris
Betty Parris
Tituba
Finn Ridley
Debbie Watson
Cara Mattinson
Lauren Dunn
Janice Lake
Matthew Rainsberry
Clare Lester
Philip Fine
Nik Lester
Claudia Wingrove
 Kate Fricke