In English, with French surtitles

You have the opportunity to meet the cast after the performance of the 7th April.

[EN] In 17th Century Salem, a society defined by intolerance and patriarchy, a group of teenage girls are discovered conjuring spirits. Sordid accusations of witchcraft soon fly thick and fast as the girls play judge, jury and executioner – destroying lives and changing a community forever.

As recent political developments in America threaten a return to the witch-hunting politics of the 1960s, The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch re-invigorates Arthur Miller’s terrifying allegorical comment on McCarthyism in their thrilling new production. Celebrating the theatre’s history by bringing together music and movement through a strong and ever-present ensemble cast, this atmospheric staging of a theatrical classic will chill audiences to the core.

Enter the world of the Salem witch trials: a world of sensationalism, hysteria and the power of celebrity, and ask yourself how innocent we can be as we stand by and watch the drama unfold.

Douglas Rintoul is always welcome at the Théâtres de la Ville. Not only does he deliver productions of the highest quality time and time again (Design for living, Closer, Invisible, As you like it), he is also committed to continuously developing his relationship with the venue. Now artistic director at The Queens in Hornchurch, he was immediately keen to co-produce Arthur Millerʼs masterpiece The Crucible with the Grand Théâtre and include actors from Luxembourg.

» In Douglas Rintoul’s gripping production, the escalating horror and disbelief at unfolding events is built with careful precision. It’s punctuated with stage directions projected onto the set, a device which works not only to set the scene, but to give pin-sharp character summaries as key figures enter the action. (...) Designer Anouk Schiltz’s set uses the full height of the theatre to great effect, while Chris Davy’s lighting is crucial in creating the sinister changes of mood that accompany the play’s denunciations and betrayals. Sound designer Adrienne Quartly also contributes an uneasy undercurrent with her unsettling score. (...) The Crucible remains just as relevant, and just as shocking today – just as Miller suspected it would. Whatsonstage, Jane Kemp

» Douglas Rintoul succeeds in creating a stunning diversity of atmospheres [...]. D’Lëtzebuerger Land on Invisible, Janine Goedert

» Ein Abend, der genau das bewirkt, was großes Theater auszeichnet: die Nahaufnahme einer Wirklichkeit, die dem Zuschauer nicht allein zeigt, was um ihn herum passiert, sondern es ihn buchstäblich am eigenen Leibe erleben lässt. Ein Theaterabend, der berührt, zum Nachdenken anregt und eindrucksvoll nachklingt – unbedingt sehenswert! Luxemburger Wort zu As you like it, Vesna Andonovic


Cheever / US Proctor David KirkBride
Reverend Parris Cornelius Clarke
Reverend Hale Charlie Condou
Giles Corey David Delve
Tituba / Mercy Lewis Diana Yekinni
Francis Nurse Paul Beech
John Proctor Eoin Slattery
Elizabeth Proctor Victoria Yeates
Judge Danforth Jonathan Tafler
Marry Warren / Rebecca Nurse Augustina Seymour
Ann Putnam / Susanna Walcott / US Elizabeth Eleanor Montgomery
Betty / US Abigail Williams Leona Allen
Thomas Putnam / Marshall Herrick Carl Patrick
Judge Hathorne Patrick McKenzie
Abigail William Lucy Keirl

Anne Klein, Hana Sofia Lopes, Sophie Mousel

Directed by Douglas Rintoul
Designer Anouk Schiltz
Lighting Designer Christopher Davy
Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
Fight Director Kate Waters
Assistant Director Jack Brackstone-Brown

Selladoor Productions and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch in association with Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Jeudi 6 AVRIL 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
 Vendredi 7 AVRIL 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE environ 3h00 (entracte inclus)

Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert at 7.30pm before every performance (in English)

Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

[TICKETS]2017-04-06 20:00:00 21726+2017-04-07 20:00:00 21728