The Crucible (West End)
Closed 2h 50m
The Crucible (West End)
80

The Crucible (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(102 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
7%
Negative
9%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intense, Great staging

About the Show

The West End transfer of Arthur Miller's parable about the Salem Witch Trials.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (102)

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52 Reviews | 4 Followers
93
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love The Crucible and inventive takes on it, creative and visually stunning sets, and brilliant all around performances from the cast.

Don't see it if You dislike the National Theatre’s inventive productions of classics (I know some people who really don’t, though I personally love them.) Read more

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
92
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the witch trials. Love gritty acting

Don't see it if .

68 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can get a ticket in the last few days. Totally absorbing and great acting.

Don't see it if You can’t concentrate or challenge the grey matter.

91 Reviews | 6 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like stories about groupthink, hysteria, and hypocrisy. The staging made excellent use of space and sound; the lines are very relevant

Don't see it if you want to hear a flawless American accents; you like to go deep on individual characters—this production felt more story-driven

56 Reviews | 4 Followers
83
Excruciating, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you love classic plays that remain relevant today, well put to stage amid breath taking scenography with a large cast

Don't see it if you prefer stories the outcomes of which are not widely known

216 Reviews | 42 Followers
83
Must see, Riveting, Epic, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love the classics

Don't see it if lots of emotions and darkness it not your thing

179 Reviews | 20 Followers
82
Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You like an atmospheric play primarily centered around court room drama. Has the rain foredrop which although a bit gimmicky looks cool

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light, not long and less predictable

53 Reviews | 1 Follower
81
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like a classic

Don't see it if You want something fast paced

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
June 16th, 2023

“I still don’t get the point of the sporadic curtain of rain that dominates her set, but apart from that, this is an important and satisfying show, which has benefited from a commercial transfer. Yes, it runs for three hours. Yes. It’s worth it.”
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The Times (UK)
June 16th, 2023

“This is still a production that, for all the slick visuals, music and menacing sound effects, generates an aura of terror only intermittently...In the end, it’s the actors in the supporting roles who really catch the eye.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 16th, 2023

“Turner stages the piece with real dramatic flair. We dwell upon long, tense interludes through which a large cast of characters furtively scurry, the tension building inexorably until a sudden, fluid scene change radically reconfigures Es Devlin’s design in the blink of an eye.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
June 20th, 2023

“The staging, the direction, the production elements and indeed the cast makes ‘The Crucible’ a show that impresses on all fronts and is a fitting addition to the legacy of Arthur Millers classic. I have reached my verdict and my judgement is that this show really is devilishly good.”
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Shy Strange Manic
June 20th, 2023

The themes of crowd mentality really shine through in this production and while some scenes lose the energy and pacing, on the whole, this is a well-rounded and well-performed production of this American classic. It’s a story about power with disastrous consequences.
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WhatsOnStage
June 16th, 2023

“A magnificent revival, with a strong ensemble. Even if you’ve seen ‘The Crucible’ before, it’s always worth another trip.”
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London Theatre
June 22nd, 2023

“Turner’s production reminds us of the dangers of throwing stones and how the thin line between true and false sometimes hinges on someone’s agenda and not on facts.”
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The Guardian (UK)
June 16th, 2023

“Miller’s play rings with the rhetoric of righteousness, deployed by and against the townspeople, after its teenage girls start to have mysterious fits. The challenge is to force us to connect it with the uncomfortable witch-hunting, truth-denying culture of our own times.”
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