Photography has been released of Lyndsey Turner’s new production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the Olivier theatre at the National Theatre in London.
Described as “a gripping parable of power and its abuse”, this new staging features a cast including Brendan Cowell as John Proctor and Erin Doherty as Abigail Williams alongside Eileen Walsh as Elizabeth Proctor, Fisayo Akinade as Reverend Hale, Karl Johnson as Giles Corey and Matthew Marsh as Danforth.
They are joined by David Ahmad, Nathan Amzi, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Sophia Brown, Halle Brown, Anushka Chakravarti, Grace Cooper Milton, Rachelle Diedericks, Hero Douglas, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Jersey Blu Georgia, Colin Haigh, Una Herrmann, Martin Johnston, Evie Marner, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan, Ami Tredrea, Tilly Tremayne and Cadence Williams.
It features set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, and sound design by Tingying Dong (content design) and Paul Arditti (system design). The composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw, and the arranger and music director is Osnat Schmool. Fight director is Bret Young and Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton for intimacy on set. Staff director is Blythe Stewart, and dialect coaches are Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder.
The production runs in the Olivier from 14 September to 5 November 2022. It will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK on 26 January 2023 and around the world on 2 March 2023.
Tickets are on sale at nationaltheatre.org.uk.
All production images are by Johan Persson.