Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Crucible (© Jay Brooks)

The Crucible

Arthur Miller
The Old Vic
Directed by Yaël Farber

Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

Production duration: 3 hrs 19 min

Cast & creative team


  • John Proctor
    Richard Armitage
  • Thomas Putnam
    Harry Attwell
  • Abigail Williams
    Samantha Colley
  • Betty Parris
    Marama Corlett
  • Deputy Governor Danforth
    Jack Ellis
  • Rebecca Nurse
    Ann Firbank
  • Giles Corey
    William Gaunt
  • Mary Warren
    Natalie Gavin
  • Judge Hathorne
    Christopher Godwin
  • Voice of Martha Corey
    Catherine Hammond
  • Ensemble
    Hannah Hutch
  • Ensemble
    Lauren Lyle
  • Elizabeth Proctor
    Anna Madeley
  • Sarah Good
    Paddy Navin
  • Tituba
    Sarah Niles
  • Marshall Herrick
    Tom Peters
  • Francis Nurse
    Neil Salvage
  • Ann Putnam
    Rebecca Saire
  • Reverend John Hale
    Adrian Schiller
  • Reverend Parris
    Michael Thomas
  • Ezekiel Cheever
    Alan Vicary
  • Susannah Walcott
    Daisy Waterstone
  • Hopkins
    Matt Weyland
  • Mercy Lewis
    Zara White


  • Arthur Miller
  • Yaël Farber
  • Soutra Gilmour
  • Tim Lutkin
  • Richard Hammarton
    Music and Sound
  • Imogen Knight
  • Camilla Evans
  • Maggie Lunn