Arthur Miller’s classic drama The Crucible will tour the UK and Luxembourg in 2017 in a new production by Sell A Door Theatre Company and The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. The tour will start on Friday 17th February 2017 at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. The Crucible will star Charlie Condou (Coronation Street), as the witch-hunter, Reverend Hale. Directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul, this production of The Crucible will take a Brechtian look at this violent story of frail reason in the face of hysteria. One of the twentieth century’s landmark plays, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible stands as both a historical record and a political parable for our times. The unrelenting witchhunt and violence, an allegory of the brutal McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950’s, resonates with an unnerving clarity now in a post-Brexit UK where violent … Read more
Director Douglas Rintoul places it in the hands of an exceptional ensemble of actor-musicians, and the result is a joyful and powerful evening celebrating equal rights. Based on the film of the same name, the musical charts the determination, humour, defiance and skills of the women at the Ford Dagenham car plant who strike for equal pay in 1968.