The Crucible

Theatre, Drama

Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed playwright Arthur Miller, Bristol Old Vic stages one of his most celebrated plays.

Regarded by playwrights as one of the world's must-read texts, Arthur Miller's masterpiece 'The Crucible' returns to the stage at the Bristol Old Vic - also the home of its 1954 British premiere. 

Written at the height of the McCarthyist witch-hunts in 1950s America, the play has become a timeless parable that plots the 'brutal self-destruction of a fragile Puritan community obsessed by the fear of witchcraft'. 

Tasked with the revival of this landmark text, Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris is at the helm as director, presenting it to today's audience to show that issues of narrow-mindedness and prejudices are in many ways just as profound now as they were when the play was written.