The Crucible at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Lyceum Associate Artist John Dove

“I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil!”

When young women are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the God-fearing people of Salem, Massachusetts are told the devil is in their midst and must be rooted out at all costs. Accusations fly, scores are settled, and fear and suspicion reign. With terrifying power and momentum their faith becomes a murderous instrument of lust, paranoia and revenge.

Written during Joe McCarthy’s anticommunist trials in America, this classic tale of the witch hunts in colonial New England still stands as a powerful parable against the politics of fear.

Following huge acclaim for All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Price and A View from the Bridge, John Dove returns to direct The Crucible, completing The Lyceum’s acclaimed journey through the best loved works of Arthur Miller.

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Cast and Credits

Richard Addison Francis Nurse
Irene Allan Elizabeth Proctor
David Beames Giles Corey
Philip Cairns John Proctor
Richard Conlon Reverend John Hale
Ron Donachie Deputy Governor Danforth
Robert Jack Ezekiel Cheever
Isabella Jarrett Ann Putnam
Kirsty Mackay Mary Warren
Kirsty MacLaren Susannah Walcott
Mark McDonnell Judge Hathorne
Anne Odeke Tituba
Greg Powrie Reverend Parris
Douglas Russell Thomas Putnam
Joanna Tope Rebecca Nurse
Meghan Tyler Abigail Williams
Dan Travis Marshal Herrick

Young company
Caitlin Mitchard Betty Parris
Christina Gordon Betty Parris
Emma Gribbon Young Girl
Gowan Mackay Young Girl

John Dove, Director
Michael Taylor, Designer
Tim Mitchell, Lighting Designer
Philip Pinsky, Composer/Sound Designer
Lynn Bains, Voice/Dialect Coach
Robert Jack, Assistant Director


The Crucible, reviews trailer

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Dates, Times & Prices

18 February – 19 March 2016

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Wednesday 24 February

Approximately 2hrs 45minutes, including one 20 minute interval


Individual Tickets

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: £15 - £29.50

Wednesday and Saturday: £13 - £25

From £10, not available on Premium Seats

All prices guaranteed until 5 September 2015



  • Thursday 3 March - 7.30pm
  • Touch Tour - 6.15pm
  • Saturday 5 March - 2pm
  • Touch Tour - 12.45pm


  • Wednesday 9 March - 7.30pm


  • Saturday 12 March - 2pm

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Press Coverage

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"Bubbles with toil and trouble"
Edinburgh Evening News

"Thought-provoking and moving"
Lothian Life

"The play is perfect"
The Mumble

"Magnificent and absorbing"
The Scotsman

"A timely fable"
Herald Scotland

"Painstaking tension"
The Times

"Broadly bewitching"
The Reviews Hub

"A mighty play"
Edinburgh Guide

"Powerfully performed"
The Stage

"A must-see show"
The Edinburgh Reporter

"Brisk and bullish, with a new centre of gravity"
The Gaurdian

"Frighteningly realistic"
All Edinburgh Theatre

"Handsome and honest"
The Telegraph


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