This classic American drama is brought vividly to life by multiple award-winning director Yaël Farber and stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Spooks and Hannibal) as its conflicted protagonist. Confronting the evils of mindless persecution, Miller’s timeless parable has a strong resonance for contemporary audiences.
Following a globally acclaimed cinema release, The Crucible will be available to rent and download from www.digitaltheatre.com. Audiences will be able to watch online and via an expanding range of platforms including the Digital Theatre Desktop Player, the Digital Theatre YouView channel and apps for Samsung Smart TV and iOS.
Speaking about the new release, co-founders of DigitalTheatre.com Robert Delamere and Tom Shaw said: “Working with The Old Vic and the extraordinary creative talent it gathered for The Crucible has been a privilege. After a hugely successful run in cinemas worldwide, we are thrilled to announce the online release so that thousands more can see and witness this great play in this seminal production from a world renowned theatre.”
Producer John Richardson from The Old Vic said: "Yaël Farber's mesmerising five-star production of The Crucible is one of the most successful and most acclaimed in The Old Vic's history. We are excited to finally be sharing one of the theatrical events of a decade with audiences across the world, thanks to our friends at DigitalTheatre.com. Arthur Miller's chilling, powerful and legendary work is truly a play for our times."
‘This is an absolutely unsentimental Crucible, gruelling and terrifying’
***** Sydney Morning Herald
‘A stunning production of one of the landmarks of 20th century theatre’
***** New Zealand Herald
‘Both immersive and uncomfortable at times’
***** Critics Associated
‘The perfect amalgamation of filming technology and traditional theatre’
***** Film and TV Now
‘This devastating and absorbing Arthur Miller revival is a triumph’
***** Evening Standard
‘Yaël Farber’s revival of Miller’s witch-hunt classic is so powerful, it feels conjured rather than directed’
***** The Sunday Times