by Arthur Miller
Workington Playgoers members will join forces with talented young actors from Theatre Royal Youth to perform this gripping, thought-provoking play.
Set in a 17th-century American Puritan colony and loosely based on the Salem witch trials, The Crucible is a shocking portrayal of what can happen when distrust takes hold in a community. Lust, superstition, blind faith and hysteria create a toxic atmosphere in which neighbours take revenge on neighbours and there is no refuge for the innocent.
It has become one of Arthur Miller’s classic plays. Written in the 1950s, when hundreds of Americans were falsely accused of being communist sympathisers, the play is no less relevant today – in a world where fear is still being used as a political tool, religious fanaticism threatens lives, ‘fake news’ spreads alarm, and those in power claim there is more than one version of the truth.
A Workington Playgoers Production
Doors open: 7.00pm
Running Time: 2.5 hours with intermission
Date: Tues 11th – Sat 15th June 2019