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Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Selladoor Productions in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg present
Miller’s terrifying witch-hunt classic.
In a tight-knit community, a group of girls is caught dancing wildly in the woods. Terrifying allegations of witchcraft ensue. Lust, superstition and personal grievances collide and the whole village is quickly consumed by an unstoppable flow of fear, paranoia and manipulation – no-one is safe from its neighbour and the noose. Who will survive?
This bold new production of one of the twentieth century’s finest plays is directed by the Queen’s Theatre’s new artistic director Douglas Rintoul, who thrilled audiences with his recent sell-out production of Made in Dagenham.
One of America’s greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller is the author of many of today’s most celebrated modern classics including All My Sons, Death of a Salesman and A View from the Bridge. The Crucible is a chilling reminder of the frailty of reason in the face of hysteria.
★★★★★ ‘Douglas Rintoul’s production of this classic play grips like a vice’ – Reviews Gate
★★★★★ ‘A stunning piece of Theatre that all should take in while they can!’ – Phoenix FM
★★★★ ‘Timely and powerful’ – The Stage
★★★★ ‘An atmospheric feast for the senses’ – West End Wilma
Age guidance 12+
Important notice : Sat 11 Mar will no longer be Audio Described.
Insight Day: Join us to learn how the production was put together at our Insight Day, following the 2:30pm matinee performance on Thursday 2 March. It is completely free but please book in advance.
Creative Masterclass: Or get on your feet and work alongside industry professionals by booking our 2 hour Creative Masterclass: Performing Arthur Miller. Wednesday 22 February 3pm, £100 per class-size group.
Talk Back: An opportunity for audiences to question the cast and creative teams of the production. Following the 7:30pm evening performance on Wednesday 22 February. It is completely free to performance ticket holders.
Tickets are now available for schools, colleges and student groups. Call the Box Office on 01708 443333 to book.
Valid for groups of 10+ full-time students on Mon – Thu evenings, matinees and previews.
Schools/Colleges groups from Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest & Essex | £7 per ticket
Other student groups 10+ | £10 per ticket
All student/college groups receive 1 free teacher/leader ticket with every 10 student
Evening performances 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm
180 minutes including interval
Betty Parris / 1st Cover Abigail Williams / Ensemble
Leona has recently graduated from the Acting & Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. Recent credits include: Pride and Prejudice (Crucible Theatre, 2015),The Walworth Farce (Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 2015), Girls Like That (Unicorn Theatre, 2014), Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse, 2014) Dead Grass (Arcola Theatre, 2014), Sixteen (Theatre 503, 2013), The Site (Roundhouse Theatre, 2011) Orpheus and Eurydice (Old Vic Tunnels, 2011), and Crossing the Line (Hampstead Theatre, 2010).
Most of Paul's acting career has been in theatre, starting at the Gateway Theatre in Chester back in October, 1973. He has appeared in numerous other provincial repertory theatres, including Cheltenham, Chesterfield, Coventry, Derby, Frinton, Mold, Northampton, Sheffield, Sheringham, Southwold, Watford, Westcliff and Worthing. He has enjoyed appearing as Frank Lubey in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (The Royal, Northampton, 1982) and as Uncle Ben in Death of a Salesman (The Everyman, Cheltenham, 1986 and The Playhouse, Derby, 1992) and so is delighted to be involved in another of his finest plays. Tours in plays and musicals have taken him to theatres all over the country: the most recent was the 2015 tour of Twelve Angry Men. He has also appeared at the English Speaking Theatres in Vienna and Frankfurt and has toured to the Genting Highlands in Malaysia. Recent roles have included Mr. Lorry in Rattigan’s adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities; King Lear in Jonathan Miller’s 2012 production of the play; Mr. Justice Millhouse in Whose Life is it Anyway? and Judge Goldsmith in Secret Theatre’s Code 2021.
Of his many screen appearances, his favourite was as Charles Dickens in Mr. Dickens Presents, introducing and taking part in scenes from five of the author's novels; and the most exciting, two series of commercials, one advertising Ferrero's Gran Soleil which took him to Italy thirteen times; and the other, promoting a Finnish product, Paulig Coffee, which has twice taken him to Barcelona.
Theatre includes: Guys and Dolls (Savoy/Phoenix Theatre), The Beaux' Stratagem (National Theatre), My Fair Lady (Kilworth House Theatre), Juno and the Paycock (National Theatre), Cinderella (Greenwich Theatre), Funny Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Michael Rose), As You Like It(Orange Tree Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park), Around the World in 80 Days(Liverpool Playhouse), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Regent's Park), The Hobbit (Vanessa Ford Productions), Peter Pan (Eden Court/Montrose), Greatest Hits (K.B Productions), The Pirates of Penzance(UK Productions), The Witches (Clarion Promotions), Ud's Garden (Leatherhead Thorndike Theatre), Chicago May (Peter Clapham), Romeo and Juliet (Actions & Words), All's Well That Ends Well, The Tempest (Flying Dutchman TC), King Lear, Macbeth (QK Productions)
Television includes: Holby City (BBC), Art of the Garden (BBC), The Joy of Text (BBC), Anything's Possible (Channel 4)
Film includes: All the Pain in the World (NFTS), Holy Water (Feature Productions), 13hrs (Feature Productions)
Charlie is best known for playing Marcus Dent in Coronation Street. He also wrote the successful column ‘The Three of Us’ for The Guardian.
Theatre includes: Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse); Dying for It (the Almeida); The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse); Shopping and F***king (UK tour); Cracked (Hampstead Theatre) and After the Rain (Gate Theatre).
Television includes: Unforgotten Series 2 (ITV); You, Me and the Apocalypse (Sky); Coronation Street (ITV); The Impressionists (BBC); Secret Smile (ITV); Midsomer Murders (BentleyProductions); Nathan Barley (Hat Trick); Trust (BBC);Noble and Silver: Get Off Me! (E4); The Infinite Worlds of H G Wells (Hallmark); Urban Gothic (Channel 5); Gimme Gimme Gimme (Tiger Aspect) and The Bill (Thames TV).
Film includes: Good, Fred Claus, Charlotte Gray, Dead Babies, Sideswipe, Judge Dredd, Là-bas and To Kill a Priest.
David trained at the Rose Bruford College.
London appearances: Carousel (Savoy), Anything Goes(Drury Lane), Phantom of the Opera(Her Majesty’s ); Oliver!(Palladium); Les Miserables(Palace); As You Like It (Bankside Globe);; Hay Fever(Queens), Tomfoolery(Criterion), The Point(Mermaid); Allegro, & Grand Hotel (Southwark); Elgar’s Rondo, The Country Wife, and The Shakespeare Revue (R.S.C.)
UK Tours: West Side Story; Round The Horne; Half a Sixpence; Guys and Dolls; Jekyll & Hyde; Mr. Cinders.
The U.K./ U.S. tours of the R.S.C’s Nicholas Nickleby; One For the Road in Sweden; A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Jordan.
Worked at most Repertory Theatres, in shows ranging from Twelfth Night, The Norman Conquests, Kiss of the Spider Woman, to East, Lend Me A Tenor, and Travesties. Most recently High Society at Sonning.
TV includes: Elizabeth 1 with Helen Mirren; BlackAdder; Poldark, A Horseman Riding By, The Brittas Empire, Jangles, Partners in Crime, I Thought You’d Gone, The Famous Five, Uncle Jack, Casualty.
Films include The Nation’s Health, One of the Lads, Coming Home, and Diamond Skulls.
He has written Little Sad Sound for the double-bass; Devised presentations: Alice in Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass(Radio); Adam & Eve &Pinchme (City of London Festival), Noel (Piccadilly), Shadows and Dreams, Steal Away, A Century of Song, Sweet Somethings, (Tours), Dearly Free (L.A.);Directed the solo shows: Lavinia’s Yearbook, Mother of The Pride, and Falstaff.
Abigail Williams / Ensemble
Lucy is originally from Nottingham. She studied at the Rose Bruford College, graduating with a BA (Hons.) in Actor-Musicianship in 2015.
Whilst at Rose Bruford, she played Lily in PUNK ROCK, Annie in ALL MY SONS, Isabella in MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Peggy in TODAY, Woman 1 in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and Catherine in BRITAIN LTD. with Theatre Ad Infinitum.
Lucy’s Theatre credits include Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET and Production MD in FRANKENSTEIN (both for the Watermill Theatre).
Ezekiel Cheever / 1st Cover John Proctor
David trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Theatre includes: Robin Hood/Larksong/Unearthed/The Gift (New Vic Theatre) Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre; Rathband (Arcola); Othello (National Theatre); The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre); readings and workshops for the Donmar, Finborough and other West End venues.
Film work includes: Crooked House; Lady Macbeth.
Television work includes: Sherlock; Emmerdale; Hetty Feathers; Silent Witness; Inspector George Gently; Privates; Holby City; Doctors.
Patrick McKenzie is an accomplished actor of TV, film and stage whose credits include playing Nelson Mandela for the “Black Heroes Foundation”, “How to Cook a country” at the Riverside Studios, “Dirty Linen” at the Court Yard Theatre and “The woman who cooked her husband” at the Pentameter Theatre Hampstead to name a few. He is also an International and award wining Voiceover artist and is very proud to join cast the Crucible cast.
Ann Putnam / Susanna Walcott / Ensemble
Eleanor trained at RADA. Theatre includes: 'The Master Builder' (Old Vic), Mother Courage and Her Children, Happy Days (National Theatre), I Saw Myself (The Wrestling School), Habeas Corpus (Mercury, Colchester), Don Juan Comes Back From the War (Belgrade, Coventry), Macbeth, King Lear, Robin Hood (Creation Theatre, Oxford), Julius Caesar (Barbican), Private Lives (Northcott, Exeter), New Directions (Palace Theatre, Watford), Judith (Pleasance Theatre), Splendour (Cockpit Theatre), Comedy of Vanity (Union Theatre, London and Smirnoff Underbelly, Edinburgh), Medea, (Goldsmith's Theatre), Fen, Sharp Relief (Salisbury). Peer Gynt (Battersea Arts Centre). Film: A Little Chaos, Christ's Dog. TV: Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
Thomas Putnam / Marshall Herrick
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Carl has just finished a successful West End run playing Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls and most recently was seen here at Hornchurch Playing Ugly Sister In Cinderella.
Other Theatre credits include: The Ladykillers, Hello, Dolly!, A Chorus of Disapproval, Present Laughter and Two (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Liar Liar (Unicorn Theatre); Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); And The Rain Falls Down (Young Vic and Tour); Guys & Dolls (Kilworth House); All The Fun Of The Fair(National Tour); Sunshine on Leith (Dundee Rep); Have A Nice Life (Union Theatre); Julius Caesar (Barbican); Scrooge (National Tour): Spend Spend Spend (National Tour): Half a Sixpence (West Yorkshire Playhouse): The Wizard Of Oz (Dundee Rep): Great Expectations (National Tour); The Great Big Radio Show (Watermill Theatre)
Film credits include: London Road, The Drop and Full Firearms.
Other credits include: Carl has also worked extensively in the UK and abroad in commercials that include campaigns for Nissan, Royal Mail, Duracell, Lloyds Pharmacy, Co-op, McCain Oven Chips, Heinz Salad Cream and a Sony PlayStation game called BUZZ.
Mary Warren / Rebecca Nurse / Ensemble
Augustina trained at Guildhall.
Theatre includes LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Derby Theatre/Bolton Octagon), PLAYING FOR TIME (Sheffield Crucible), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Seabright Productions), STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (English Theatre Frankfurt), THE NUTCRACKER (Nuffield), THE COUNTRY (Red Dog), HITCHCOCK BLONDE (Hull Truck), A DOLLS HOUSE, COLDER THAN HERE and ROMA AND THE FLANNELETTES (Theatre by the Lake), RICHARD III and HAMLET (Guildford Shakespeare Company), SHORE/LITTORAL (Riverside Studios), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and HERCULES (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester), CROWN MATRIMONIAL (No 1 Tour), SARABAND (Jermyn St), ROMEO AND JULIET, KING LEAR and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (American Drama Group Europe), GASLIGHT, CHAPTER TWO and MARKING TIME (Frinton Summer Theatre). Short film includes LONG WALK HOME (De Warren Company), GIRL IN A YELLOW DRESS (Compos Mentis Productions), POSTCARDS FROM LONDON (Underdog Productions), NEIGHBOURS (NFTS).
Eoin is a native of Cork and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
His theatre work includes, The Plough & the Stars, Juno & the Paycock (National Theatre), Living Quarters, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Butterfly Man (Tobacco Factory), The Weir (Donmar West End), Ablutions (Fellswoop), Look Back in Anger (Red Rope), Bonnie & Clyde (Fairground/ Theatre 503), Horizontal Collaboration (Traverse Theatre), Hamlet (Cork Opera House), Moira (Bath Theatre Royal), Rum & Vodka, Women on the Verge of HRT (natonal tours), Weldon Rising, Faust is Dead (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Sive, Lovers:Winners (Everyman Palace, Cork) Beats n' Pieces (Meridian), The Trial of Jesus (Corcadorca).
Film and TV include Casualty (BBC), Borstal Boy (Hell's Kitchen), Eye for an Eye (RTE), Jewel Intentions (Elysium Films).
Theatre includes: Mighty Walzer (Royal Exchange); Merchant of Venice (Almeida); Love's Comedy; Sauce for the Goose (Orange Tree); Lost In Yonkers (Watford Palace); Man in the Middle (Theatre503); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Curve); Dr Faustus (Royal Exchange); The Promise (Orange Tree); Merchant of Venice (Changeling); Brendan at the Chelsea (Riverside); Vertigo (Red Shift); View from the Bridge (Birmingham Rep/WYP); Six Degrees of Separation (Crucible); School for Scandal (ETT); Patriot for Me; Timon of Athens; Merchant of Venice; Troilus and Cressida; Richard III; Love Girl and the Innocent; La Ronde (RSC).
Opera: Merry Widow (Carl Rosa)
Television includes: Foyle's War; Holby City; East Enders; Shadow Line; Murphy's Law; New Tricks; Trail of Guilt; Waking the Dead; Maigret; Cadfael; Anno Domini.
Film includes: Infidel; Song of Songs; Yentl.
Radio: Three times member of BBC Radio Drama Company; several hundred productions, most recently Blood Sex & Money and The Corrupted .
RADA trained Victoria is best known for her portrayal of Sister Winifred in the hugely popular
BBC1 TV series Call the Midwife.
Having previously appeared in Holby City and in cult BBC3 series Lip Service, Victoria is also an
accomplished stage actress with credits ranging from Private Lives and The League of Youth at the
Nottingham Playhouse through to Rookery Nook at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the
critically acclaimed The Beard at The Old Red Lion where she was lucky enough to work with the
writer Michael McClure, a key member of the beat generation who was immortalised in Jack
Kerouac’s Big Sur as the character Pat McLear.
Victoria has just finished filming the new series of Call The Midwife.
Tituba / Mercy Lewis / Ensemble
Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts & The Brit School
Theatre includes: Drafts (Southwark Playhouse); Expensive Shit (Traverse Theatre / Royal Festival Hall); For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (Lagos, Nigeria); London Life Lagos Living (Lagos, Nigeria).
TV & Film Credits include: Medium (CBS); Lunch Time Heroes; A New You; Mosa; Ije The Journey; Jenifa's Diary; Erased; When Love Happens again; Jus Friends; Darima Dilemma; Refugees
|Lighting Designer||Christopher Davy|
|Sound Designer||Adrienne Quartly|
|Fight Director||Kate Waters|
|Assistant Director||Jack Brackstone-Brown|
|Casting Director||Victoria Roe|