“This is a great work of theatre, brilliantly realised in what is Ryan’s finest production in a long line of exceptional work. It should not be missed.”
John Shand, Theatre Review
This production of The Crucible played to rave reviews, sold out audiences and standing ovations in 2014/15 and is now coming to the Seymour Centre.
Playing in the round on the York’s thrust stage, you will be offered a rare, immersive and detailed vision of the play. An exceptional cast will turn the heat up on these famous characters in a story that means as much to us today as it did in the era of McCarthyism.
Public fear and the seductive qualities of paranoia and hysteria are still cultivated, often deliberately, to surround so many of our modern global controversies. The result is that we still condemn ordinary people to extraordinary situations of moral and spiritual crisis, leaving them to decide between obedience to local, judicial laws or unwritten, personal, unassailable laws of conscience.
This play is completely relevant to our world today and yet honest to Miller’s conception. You may not get the chance to see one of America’s finest plays presented with such high production standards on stage again.
Tickets: School groups $28 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)
Suitable: Years 7 – 12 (Stage 4 – 6 HSC)
Q&A: 15 mins following each weekday matinee. Lead by Director, Damien Ryan
Resources: Full teaching resources including lesson activities will be available for all bookings.
HSC Symposium: A live analytical and specifically curriculum-based workshop on the play is available to expand your theatre experience. The Symposiums are run by Damien Ryan and feature live scenes and discussions with the cast.
Writer: Arthur Miller
Director: Damien Ryan
Costume Designer: Anna Gardiner