Cast of The Crucible at Sheffield Theatres announced

The Crucible at Sheffield Theatres cast

Sheffield Theatres has announced the cast for the upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play, The Crucible.

Directed by Anthony Lau, known for his work in Miss Saigon and Anna Karenina, the play is set to run from Saturday 2 to Saturday 30 March 2024 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

The Crucible, a gripping drama based on the Salem witch trials, is a profound exploration of the complexity of human nature and the dangers of extremism and hysteria. The play is a cornerstone of American theatre and remains a relevant and powerful piece of storytelling.

Geoffrey Aymer will take on the role of Giles Corey, with Ian Drysdale portraying Deputy Governor Danforth. Jasmine Elcock will be seen as Mercy Lewis, Honor Kneafsey as Betty Parris, and Joseph Langdon as Ezekiel Cheever. Anoushka Lucas is set to play Elizabeth Proctor, Andrew Macbean as Francis Nurse, and Simon Manyonda will step into the shoes of John Proctor.

The cast also includes Alexandra Mathie, Giullianna Martinez, Laura Pyper, Sid Sagar, Rose Shalloo, Mark Weinman, Millicent Wong and Sargon Yelda in various pivotal roles.

The creative team behind the production includes Georgia Lowe as the designer, Jess Bernberg handling lighting design, and Giles Thomas as the composer and sound designer. Chris Poon will bring his expertise as the musical director and arranger, while Jacob Sparrow takes on the role of casting director. The movement direction and choreography are entrusted to Aline David, with Haruka Kuroda as the intimacy and fight director. Jessica Millward joins as assistant director.

The Crucible is a tale of fear, hysteria, and the dark corners of human nature. It narrates the story of a community in turmoil, where a group of young girls accused of witchcraft trigger a cascade of paranoia, lies, and manipulation.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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