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An indisputable masterpiece of twentieth century theatre is revisited in this landmark production, with David Wenham tackling one of the most challenging roles in the dramatic canon.

A dark magic possesses the Massachusetts town of Salem. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard – no one is beyond suspicion, indeed even the meekest neighbour could be consorting with the Devil. As investigations into witchcraft reach their highest pitch, a young woman points a condemning finger at Elizabeth, the blameless wife of John Proctor. But Proctor finds he cannot save her without unearthing his own black sin.

Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible at the height of the McCarthyist witch-hunts, but as the decades roll on it has emerged as a timeless classic – the notions of ‘accuser’ and ‘accused’ burning as fervently today as when it was written.

Cast & Crew

Julia Blake

Julia Blake

Rebecca Nurse

Heather Bolton

Heather Bolton

Ann Putnam/Sarah Good

Grant Cartwright

Grant Cartwright

Reverend John Hale

Paul English

Paul English

Thomas Putnam/Judge Hathorne

Anita Hegh

Anita Hegh

Elizabeth Proctor

Brian Lipson

Brian Lipson

Deputy Governor Danforth

Amanda McGregor

Amanda McGregor

Betty

John McTernan

John McTernan

Giles Corey

Elizabeth Nabben

Elizabeth Nabben

Abigail Williams

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Sarah Ogden

Mary Warren

Naomi Rukavina

Naomi Rukavina

Tituba

Edwina Samuels

Edwina Samuels

Mercy Lewis

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Reverend Parris

James Wardlaw

James Wardlaw

Ezekiel Cheever

David Wenham

David Wenham

John Proctor

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set and Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Sound Designer/Composer

Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

News

Venues

Standing Room

Standing room tickets to The Crucible are now available for certain performances.

Standing room is a space set aside at the back of the stalls area in The Sumner where audience members can lean against a cushioned, angled bench accommodating the width of a regular seat per person. Tickets for a position in this area are only available for certain productions and performances, and only when all other tickets to that performance have been sold. The Standing Room section operates on a General Admission basis – you cannot reserve a particular position in advance. Tickets for a position in this area cannot be exchanged for seats at any time.

Tickets are $29 and are strictly for use only within the designated section.

Please note that the performance lasts for two hours and 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval) and you will be required to stand for the duration.

How to purchase ticket
Simply select an available performance date from the booking area (right), select the stalls area and the available seats at the rear, and you will be offered the Standing Room price.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Southbank Theatre Box Office or by calling 03 8688 0800.

Please note: there is a limit of two tickets per person, and transaction fees apply.

Attendance Information

  • Suitable for children aged 12 years and older
  • Please note that the first late-comers entry point is 40 minutes into the performance to avoid disturbances to the cast and other audience members. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before the start time on your ticket.