The cruicible is a 1953 play by American playwrighter Arthur Miller.
It’s a fictionalised story of the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts Bay Colony 1692/1693.
This play I studied for my GCSE many years ago! I read the book, there’s also a film and yes you’ve guessed correctly I’ve not seen it! Now it’s coming to the New Theatre Cardiff, and I’m actually quite excited about it. Opening night Tuesday 23rd May, showing until Saturday 27th May 7.30pm With Wednesday Thursday and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm . You can book tickets Here.
After reading an interview with two of the main characters Reverand John Hale, who’s being played by Charlie Condou, and Elizabeth Proctor being played by Victoria Yeates there’s two main questions that stick out for me.
The first one being, ‘What is the biggest challenge for you in playing Elizabeth?’
It’s hard because, at the beginning of the play, she’s so conflicted; she has five things going on at the same time. She loves her husband John but he has been unfaithful to her so you see her as being aggressive, defensive, guilty, scared that he might leave her and on top of that she also wants to be the best wife to him. It’s what happens when someone is having an affair but here the stakes are so high and she doesn’t know how to express herself. It’s a complicated part but it makes it really interesting.
The second being, ‘ What interests you about Reverend Hale, the part you play?’
He’s certainly the character that goes through the biggest change. He comes to Salem with a good idea of what’s happening. He’s not convinced there is a witch there but if there is, he knows that he is the person who’ll be able to find it, or them. He’s the one that kicks everything off; he’s the one who starts the court cases and the trials but then throughout the course of the play he comes to realise that the girls are completely making it up and from that point, he ends up unbelievably wracked with guilt. He feels like he’s created this monster, if you like, and he’s responsible for the deaths.’
The play is quite powerful, from what starts off as innocent dancing in the woods, we see adultery to lies, you learn how paranoia turns everyone against one another! I’m sure it’s going to keep the audience gripped.
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