Our school production of The Crucible is taking place in February.
Arthur Miller’s allegorical thriller, written in 1953, is brought up to date in a politicised and intense new interpretation by d’Overbroeck’s Drama department.
Set against the background of the witch trials in Salem in the late 17th Century and based upon real events, Miller wrote the play as a commentary on the McCarthyist persecution of suspected communists in Cold War America. This production, in modern dress and relocated to rural Texas, imagines a US of the near-future torn apart by civil war. In the heart of the rust belt, with little contact with the wider world, the citizens of the town of Salem have reverted to deep misogyny and zealous theology. When a group of girls sneak off to the forest at night to summon the dead, this small community is ripped apart by hysterical accusations, deep-rooted jealousies and blind adherence to a deeply misguided system of law and order.
Join us for an unforgettably intense dramatic experience.
Where and when will the shows take place?
The production will be held at:
The Cohen Hall, d’Overbroeck’s, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL
Shows will start at 7pm on the following days:
Monday 5 February
Tuesday 6 February
Wednesday 7 February
Thursday 8 February – SOLD OUT!
Whilst most parts are consistent across all performances, the part of John Proctor will be played by:
Harry Woodfin on Monday and Wednesday
Zain Khan on Tuesday and Thursday
The part of Betty will be played by:
Nieve Burgess on Monday
Eliza Robinson on Tuesday
Agnes Yorke on Wednesday
Emily Poyser on Thursday
How to reserve tickets?
To reserve your place for one of the performances, please email email@example.com. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The ticket prices are £14 for adults and £10 for concessions (students, children and over 60s).
Book your place now so you don’t miss out!
We very much look forward to seeing you there.
d’Overbroeck’s Drama Department