Charlie Condou to star in the UK Tour of THE CRUCIBLE
October 21, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

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Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, The Crucible, is coming to theatres in the UK and Luxembourg in a new production by Sell A Door Theatre Company and The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. With previews from Friday 17th February and its opening night on Monday 20th February at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, The Crucible will also have performances in Dartford, Cheltenham, Aberdeen, Luxembourg, Richmond, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Starring Charlie Condou [Coronation Street], as the witch-hunter, Reverend Hale, this new production of an American classic is directed by Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and takes a Brechtian look at this violent story of frail reason in the face of hysteria. Following Rintoul’s recent hits at The Queen’s, Made in Dagenham and Much Ado About Nothing, this atmospheric staging of The Crucible promises the same level of quality and acclaim.

One of the twentieth century’s landmark plays, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible stands as both a historical record and a political parable for our times. The unrelenting witchhunt and violence, an allegory of the brutal McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950’s, resonates with an unnerving clarity now in a post-Brexit UK where violent mob mentality and race-driven hate crimes are on the rise.

David Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Sell a Door Theatre Company said today: “The Crucible was the first production I ever witnessed on stage; and resonates today as it did when it first met an audience as a fundamentally important piece of American theatre that calls into question our highest beliefs and morals. After our summer and autumn season of high flying musicals, it’s a chilling, powerful play that is punching off our 2017 season of work”

The Crucible is co-produced by the award-winning Sell A Door Theatre Company and The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg Sell a Door are a leading producer of mid and large-scale productions including recent successful UK tours of The History Boys, Sunset Song, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, and American Idiot. The Queen’s Theatre is an award-winning producing house, which has been serving audiences in East London, Essex and beyond for over 60 years. It presents over eight productions in its 500-seater auditorium each year.

 

2017 Tour

Friday 17th February – Saturday 11th March
HORNCHURCH Queen’s Theatre
Box Office www.queens-theatre.co.uk | 01708 443333
ON SALE

Tuesday 14th March – Saturday 18th March
DARTFORD Orchard Theatre
Box Office www.orchardtheatre.co.uk | 01322 220000
ON SALE

Monday 20th March – Saturday 25th March
CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre
Box Office www.everymantheatre.org.uk | 01242 572573
ON SALE

Tuesday 28th March – Saturday 1st April
ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre
Box Office www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre | 01224 641122
ON SALE

Thursday 6th April – Saturday 8th April
LUXEMBOURG Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Box Office www.theatres.lu
ON SALE

Tuesday 11th April – Saturday 15th April
RICHMOND Theatre
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre | 0870 060 6651

Monday 24th April – Saturday 29th April
BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton | 0844 871 7650
ON SALE

Monday 8th May – Saturday 13th April
MANCHESTER Opera House
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester | 0844 871 7650
ON SALE

Tuesday 23rd May – Saturday 27th May
CARDIFF New Theatre
Box Office www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk | 029 2087 8889
ON SALE

Monday 5th June- Saturday 10th June
BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/ new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham | 0844 871 3011
ON SALE

Monday 12th June – Saturday 17th June
GLASGOW Theatre Royal
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow | 0844 871 7647
ON SALE