Blewbury Players "The Crucible"

Get in early for what promises to be a powerful production in Blewbury.

On line link for The Crucible tickets  http://buytickets.at/the-blewbury-players/271840            

Box Office is now open for The Crucible 17-20 July at Orchard Dene Garden Theatre, BlewburySavages Box Office (cash or cheque only) Cornerstone Box Office (telephone bookings plus credit or debit card sales 01235 515144). Adults £13.50. Child (12-18) £6.50. Advise no under 12s

Please see our website for details of the usual offers. www.blewburyplayers.co.ukYou are welcome to picnic in the garden before evening performances. Gate and bar open at 7pm. Complimentary tea and cake shared at Saturday matinee interval. If you would like to order a prepared picnic booking is available on our website.

Based on the Salem witch trials of 1693, and an allegory of the House Un-American Activities hunt for reds under the bed, the Crucible is one of the most powerful plays of the Twentieth Century.   It is Arthur Miller’s version of the mediaeval witch test.  If she drowns she is innocent, if she floats she is guilty and is condemned to death.  In Miller’s theocratic community, you betray or are betrayed by your neighbour, whose testimony is enough to convict you and your plea of innocence is itself evidence of guilt.  Be vigilant.  The Players first performed the Crucible in 1979 but it is not the sort of play with which they have been associated more recently.   It is raw drama, serious stuff with strong characters raising questions about the sort of society we want to live in and the sort of people we want to be.  An unforgettable play for our times. 

Blewbury Players suggest this production is unsuitable for those under 12 years.