National Theatre Live: The Crucible

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The faces of five women in their 20s and 30s pictured with them looking down at the camera with a white/grey background. They have a mixture of serious and distressed expressions.

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Arthur Miller's captivating parable of power, captured live from the National Theatre.

National Theatre Live

The Crucible

by Arthur Miler

Directed by Lyndsey Turner

Certificate: TBC

Running time approx 3hrs inc interval

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.

Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Free car parking available on site.

Subject to availability, card payments only can be taken on the door.


The Cope Auditorium has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer. The auditorium has wheelchair user spaces in the flat floor seating area and is fitted with an induction (hearing) loop. Wheelchair users may bring a carer with them at no extra cost – please select a wheelchair ticket and a wheelchair carer ticket. A wheelchair carer ticket will not be valid on its own.

If you have any access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Exchanges and refunds

Tickets for our NT Live screenings are non-refundable unless the screening is postponed or cancelled.

Our NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema. Flix run the screenings on the night on our behalf.

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