The National Theatre has announced casting for Lyndsey Turner‘s upcoming new production of Arthur Miller’s landmark play, The Crucible, which runs in the Olivier theatre from 14 September to 5 November 2022.
The production will also be broadcast to cinemas across the UK on 26 January 2023 and around the world on 2 March 2023 as part of National Theatre Live.
A gripping parable of power and its abuse, this urgent new staging will feature a cast including the previously announced Brendan Cowell as John Proctor and Erin Doherty as Abigail Williams, alongside Eileen Walsh as Elizabeth Proctor, Fisayo Akinade as Reverend Hale, Karl Johnson as Giles Corey and Matthew Marsh as Danforth.
They are joined by David Ahmad, Nathan Amzi, Zoë Aldrich, Stephanie Beattie, Raphael Bushay, Sophia Brown, Halle Brown, Anushka Chakravarti, Grace Cooper Milton, Rachelle Diedericks, Hero Douglas, Henry Everett, Nick Fletcher, Jersey Blu Georgia, Aoife Haakenson, Colin Haigh, Una Herrmann, Martin Johnston, Evie Marner, Gracie McGonigal, Alastair Parker, Joy Tan, Ami Tredrea, Tilly Tremayne and Cadence Williams.
With set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay and lighting design by Tim Lutkin. Sound design by Tingying Dong (content design) and Paul Arditti (system design). Composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw, and arranger and music director is Osnat Schmool. Fight director is Bret Young and Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton for intimacy on set. Staff director is Blythe Stewart, and dialect coaches are Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder.