The Yard Theatre Announces Casting for Female-led THE CRUCIBLE
The Yard Theatre has announced the casting for Arthur Miller's The Crucible, its first staging of a classic text by a non-living writer, running from Wednesday 27 March to Saturday 11 May with Press Night on Tuesday 2 April.
Caoilfhionn Dunne (The Bisexual, Channel 4; Our Country's Good, National Theatre) will play John Proctor, the first time the role has been played by a woman. The cast includes Jacob James Beswick (People, Places and Things, National Theatre), Nina Cassells (professional debut), Emma D'Arcy (Against, Almeida Theatre), Sophie Duval (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre/Apollo Theatre West End), Sorcha Groundsell (The Innocents, Netflix), Jack Holden (Ink, Almeida/Duke of York), Syrus Lowe (The Inheritance, Young Vic/Noel Coward Theatre West End) and Lucy Vandi (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, National Theatre).
The production is directed by The Yard's Artistic Director Jay Miller, alongside many of the creative team from This Beautiful Future including Set Designer Cecile Tremolieres, Sound Designer Josh Anio Grigg, Composer Jonah Brody and Casting Director Sophie Parrot CDG.
Director Jay Miller:
"The Crucible creates a world torn apart, a community that, driven by fear, becomes isolated individuals, scared, and desperate to protect themselves. This incredible ensemble will bring Miller's classic text crashing into Hackney Wick in 2019. The Crucible speaks to our current civic discourse as good as, if not better than any play of the last 100 years - this is vital theatre for our times."
The Yard Theatre Unit 2a Queens Yard, London E9 5EN
27 March - 11 May | 7:30pm Monday - Friday, 1pm & 7pm Saturdays
Press Night Tuesday 2 April, 7pm
Age guidance 14+
Tickets from £10, prices increase as the theatre fills // £5 on the door for U25s