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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE NEWS: a terrifying witch hunt is set to cross Britain this spring

2017 02 The Crucible Selladoor

One the 20th century’s great American plays is touring in 2017. A level students would do well to catch Arthur Miller’s Macarthy era The Crucible. The are staging the drama with dates across the country.
In a small 17th century New England town a children’s game has terrifying consequences as allegations of witchcraft break out. Quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia, accusation and manipulation, the community is consumed by a climate of suspicion where no person is safe from its neighbour. An allegory of the chilling McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950’s, The Crucible also serves as a warning to future generations. Enter the world of sensationalism, hysteria and the power of celebrity that was the Salem Witch Trials and ask yourself how innocent we can really be as we stand by and watch a witch-hunt unfold.

– See more at: https://www.selladoor.com/productions/the-crucible#sthash.uD6TYngI.dpuf
The tour starts in Hornchurch in February and continues at various theatres before ending in Birmingham in May. For details https://www.selladoor.com/productions/the-crucible

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