Actor Adrian Schiller discusses playing Reverend John Hale in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Miller
The Old Vic
Directed by Yaël Farber

Adrian Schiller played Reverend John Hale in Yaël Farber's acclaimed production of The Crucible at The Old Vic.

Adrian reflects on Hale's struggle with Deputy Governor Danforth and the challenge of fighting for the truth within a suspicious and paranoid community.

Production duration: 22 min 49 sec

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  • 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