[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 a production that will embark on an extensive UK-tour.
» 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
Jeudi 6 AVRIL 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
[TICKETS]2017-04-06 20:00:00 21726+2017-04-07 20:00:00 21728