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Paranoia and mass hysteria abound as the National Theatre’s hit revival of Arthur Miller’s classic play transfers to the West End.

A witch hunt begins in Salem…

Paranoia and mass hysteria creep into the West End in The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre this year. Experience the truth on trial in Arthur Miller’s classic play, direct from the National Theatre.

In Salem, Massachusetts, a community teeters on the edge of hysteria. When a group of young women realise the power of their collective voice, cries of witchcraft spiral out of control and a terrifying trial begins.

Arthur Miller’s fearsome play is an account of society pushed to the brink as personal grievances become public vendettas. It has been reimagined and restaged countless times since first premiering in 1953, and remains fiercely relevant in the 21st century.

Director Linsdey Turner’s (Top Girls; Under Milk Wood) urgent and instinctive production opened at the Olivier Theatre in 2022, and now transfers to the West End for a limited season.

The cast of The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre is led by Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) in her West End debut as Abigail.

Book The Crucible tickets to experience the full force of Miller’s visceral, claustrophobic classic on stage.

Sorry this show closed 02 September 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
01 Sep 2023 - 02 Sep 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
Gielgud Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+
Audience Notes:
This production contains strong language and some distressing themes, bright lights and haze.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit a few rows back in Stalls E-G for a breathtaking view of this production’s show-stopping, eerie rain curtain. From these seats, you will have a clear view over the set pieces on the slightly sloped staged, and feel as if you are a real witness as the girls of Salem start their uprising.

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    Written as a play by Arthur Miller, which premiered in 1953, this is based upon the Salem witch t... More

    AndrewH306's avatar
    AndrewH306 Top 100 reviewer 18 Aug 2023

    An intense, sad story based on the infamous Salem witch trials. That it happened at all is weird,... More

    helenkeegan's avatar
    helenkeegan 12 Aug 2023

    Saw this at the National - always love to see how things transfer. This is actually better than w... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 30 Jul 2023

    Exceptional performances from this intense and dramatic show. Cast are fantastic and the staging... More

    kabirnaidoo's avatar
    kabirnaidoo Top 50 reviewer 31 Aug 2023

    Fabulous play - great transfer from the national. Amazing cast and brilliant staging. Exception... More

    kabirnaidoo's avatar
    kabirnaidoo Top 50 reviewer 31 Aug 2023

    A must see production. Whether it be witches, Communist, or any other designated enemies of the s... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 30 Jul 2023
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