[NEWS] Richard Armitage Stars in The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre

Richard Armitage will play the lead, Proctor, in Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre.

South African director Yael Farber, who's also behind Nirbhaya and Mies Julie, directs a visceral re-imagining of this modern American masterpiece about the Salem witch trials drawing parallels with his experience of McCarthy’s anti-communist investigations in the 1950’s.

The Crucible tells the story of one man’s fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria with tragic results.

Armitage is a popular actor known for his television roles in North and South, Spooks, Robin Hood, Strike Back, The Vicar of Dibley and the BBC’s Macbeth opposite James McAvoy and Keeley Hawes. While his movie roles include playing Thorin Oakenshield in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and as the villain Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger opposite Chris Evans.

He's also a respected theatre actor having been a part of plays such as The Duchess of Malfi, Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Hamlet at the Birmingham Rep.

Rounding up the cast of The Crucible are Anna Madeley as Elizabeth Proctor, Samantha Colley as Abigail Williams, Sarah Niles as Tituba, Rebecca Saire as Ann Putnam, and Zara White as Mercy Lewis.

The Crucible runs at the Old Vic Theatre along with other shows in London from 24 June to 13 September 2014. Evening performances are from Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm while matinees are on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm.

Also playing at the Old Vic Theatre, post The Crucible, is Kristen Scott Thomas in Electra from 20 September – 20 December 2014.

Cheap theatre tickets for The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre can now be reserved at Hit the Theatre. You can book online or call our hotline at 0207 1939050 for faster transaction.

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