Those who missed the first showing of Cinema Live’s The Crucible on Thursday night have another opportunity to see this classic American drama reimagined on The Old Vic stage this Sunday.
Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s tale, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.
In a small tight-knit community in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.
Great American playwright Arthur Miller’s fictionalised version of the Salem Witch Trials was written in 1953, at the height of McCarthyism. But its themes of false accusation and mob justice remain just as frighteningly relevant today.
Richard Armitage’s film and TV credits include The Hobbit trilogy, Into the Storm, Captain America: The First Avenger and Spooks. Theatre includes The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production of Mies Julie won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top Five Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.
Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. His many plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman and A View from the Bridge.
The Crucible was captured live at The Old Vic, London during its 2014 season.
Tickets cost £15 for the 1pm showing on Sunday, December 7, at Lynn’s Majestic Cinema and are available at the box office and www.majestic-cinema.co.uk
For those with a love of opera or ballet, there are also screenings of The Royal Ballet performing Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland on Tuesday, December 16, at 7.15pm.
National Theatre Live will be screening JOHN on Tuesday, December 9, at 7pm.
Tickets are available for both from the box office, and more screenings are coming up in January.