“It is mesmerising, harrowing and will stay in your mind and heart long after it’s over.”
Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise
Originally presented in 2014 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences, Damien Ryan’s reprisal production of The Crucible offers students a rare, immersive and immensely detailed vision of this great play. Lit by fire, an exceptional cast turns the heat up in a story as relevant today as when Arthur Miller wrote it.
Miller’s parable of mass hysteria draws a savage parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692–“one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history”–and the McCarthyism that gripped America in the 1950s.
A searing exploration of persecution through ignorance, fear of ‘otherness,’ and our capacity to serve ourselves above all others, The Crucible reflects the ordinary evils latent in every society, and is one of the world’s most timelessly relevant stories.
Tickets: School groups $28 per student. One teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price.
Years 7 – 12
Stage 4 English
Stage 5 English, Drama
Stage 6 English
Q&As: 15-minute Q&As led by director Damien Ryan will take place after the following performances:
Wed 11 Mar 11:30am
Fri 13 Mar 1:30pm
Mon 16 Mar 11:30am
Tue 17 Mar 11:30am
Thu 19 Mar 10:30am
Resources: Teacher resource kits will be available for all bookings.
Writer Arthur Miller
Director Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Anna Gardiner
Lighting Designer Chloe Stafford
Sound Designer David Stalley