The Crucible

22 June — 3 August 2013

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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.

Artwork for Julia Blake

Julia Blake

Rebecca Nurse

Artwork for Heather Bolton

Heather Bolton

Ann Putnam/Sarah Good

Artwork for Grant Cartwright

Grant Cartwright

Reverend John Hale

Artwork for Paul English

Paul English

Thomas Putnam/Judge Hathorne

Artwork for Anita Hegh

Anita Hegh

Elizabeth Proctor

Artwork for Brian Lipson

Brian Lipson

Deputy Governor Danforth

Artwork for Amanda McGregor

Amanda McGregor

Betty

Artwork for John McTernan

John McTernan

Giles Corey

Artwork for Elizabeth Nabben

Elizabeth Nabben

Abigail Williams

Artwork for Sarah Ogden

Sarah Ogden

Mary Warren

Artwork for Naomi Rukavina

Naomi Rukavina

Tituba

Artwork for Edwina Samuels

Edwina Samuels

Mercy Lewis

Artwork for Greg Stone

Greg Stone

Reverend Parris

Artwork for James Wardlaw

James Wardlaw

Ezekiel Cheever

Artwork for David Wenham

David Wenham

John Proctor

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Sam Strong

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Artwork for Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Artwork for Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Sound Designer/Composer

Artwork for Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch

Assistant Director

Luke Kerridge

Luke Kerridge

Luke Kerridge is an award winning theatre director. His most recent work, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (Barking Gecko Theatre Company), won a Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children and was nominated for Best New Australian Work (2016). It has toured nationally (STCWA/AWESOME Arts/QPAC/Arts Centre Melbourne) and internationally (Edinburgh International Children’s Festival/Gulbenkian Theatre, UK). Luke won a Green Room Award for his direction of Dream Home (Darebin Speakeasy) in 2015, with the production nominated for a further 6 Awards. Luke’s other directing credits include: The Exact Dimensions of Hell (MTC Cybec Electric), Eurydice (Red Stitch Actors Theatre), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (VCA), Group Show (MKA) and Orlando (VCA). Works with young people include: Banjos, Boots & Beyoncé (St Martins/The SUBSTATION), Fitter. Faster. Better. (Tour Director, St Martins/Junction Arts Festival/Darwin Festival) and Tell it Like it Isn’t (ATYP). Luke completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012 where he was the recipient of Grace Marion Wilson Trust and the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship. He is currently the Artistic Associate at St Martins Youth Arts Centre.