The Crucible (National Theatre)
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The Crucible (National Theatre)

The Crucible (National Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(21 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Profound

About the Show

A new staging of Arthur Miller's parable following the atrocities of the Salem witch trials.

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Member Reviews (21)

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525 Reviews | 82 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like great actors doing a brilliant show.This show is as relevant today as it was when first written.We never seem to learn, do we?

Don't see it if you HATE over produced show.The rain pre-show is absurd and has ZERO to do with the story.It is an example of a theatre showing off.

334 Reviews | 67 Followers
Great writing, Spare staging, Static

See it if you haven't seen this Arthur Miller classic before.It's powerful, relevant and absorbing, overall well acted with some very memorable scenes

Don't see it if you're expecting some updated touches, or something new to say about this play. The director keeps it simple, spare & with little movement.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great acting, Slow, Great writing

See it if you want to see a modern classic presented traditionally and faithfully. Time has taken none of this plays potency.

Don't see it if you’re expecting something groundbreaking. This seems to tread old ground and does so very slowly. Read more

117 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A great, well written play. Superb production

Don't see it if Slow at the start, but worth the time.

69 Reviews | 6 Followers
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want a clear traditional take on THE CRUCIBLE

Don't see it if You are expecting a revelatory experience Read more

44 Reviews | 3 Followers
Profound, Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if A great story and beautiful staging

Don't see it if It is quite slow and very serious

38 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a retelling of a classic giving light to characters not often paid attending to such as the judge, and goody proctor with amazing staging

Don't see it if you are expecting a focus on Abigail Williams, she has less focus and coverage

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Intense, Epic, Great acting

See it if You want to see a classic with a fab cast.

Don't see it if You struggle to keep concentration.

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
September 29th, 2022

"It’s a bit like one of those remastered editions of classic albums: a little crisper, a little deeper, you can hear a few new sounds, but ultimately it’s great for the reasons it’s always been great."
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The London Evening Standard
September 29th, 2022

"Turner’s production rolls over us with the remorseless, implacable intent of a bulldozer."
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 29th, 2022

"The evening builds an accumulating and harrowing sense of crushing internal logic and group-think."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 29th, 2022

"In terms of the drama itself, it is difficult for a play of this calibre to go awry...Still it kicks off with wobbles and appears like a play being performed by numbers at the start."
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The Times (UK)
September 29th, 2022

"For all its moments of poetry, this is an evening that only intermittently delivers hushed terror."
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London Theatre
September 30th, 2022

"It’s an unforgettable opening to Lyndsey Turner’s magnificent revival of 'The Crucible,' setting up the chilling horror in which humanity turns in on itself with deadly consequences."
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The Independent (UK)
September 29th, 2022

"It’s a play of sensory beauty and moral ugliness, showing that no drug is more powerful than self-righteousness, whatever side you’re on."
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The Stage (UK)
September 29th, 2022

"Miller’s vivid language rings out like a burnished bell. And the play’s discordant clamour is our own."
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