The Crucible is an absorbing and ultimately devastating experience. It taxes the mind but also spears you in the guts.
Yaël Farber’s revival of Miller’s witch-hunt classic is so powerful, it feels conjured rather than directed.
Richard ArmItage proves an exhilarating stage actor, with blazing eyes and a righteous fury about him, as well as manifest decency. His deep guilt about his brief affair with Abigail, who has become his nemesis, is powerfully caught.