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Review: Richard Armitage in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, at the Old Vic theatre

the other bridge project

Rebecca Saire (Mrs Ann Putnam), Yael Farber (Director) and Adrian Schiller (Reverend John Hales). Photo Johan Persson Rebecca Saire (Mrs Ann Putnam), Yael Farber (Director) and Adrian Schiller (Reverend John Hales) in rehearsal. Photo Johan Persson

As one Arthur Miller play closes in the Cut, another one opens. A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic – which finished its run a couple of weeks ago – is one of the best productions I have seen in my life. By definition, it would be unfair to think of The Crucible in the same terms. But the production, that was directed by Yaël Farber and started performances at the Old Vic a week ago, invites these comparisons itself. In many ways, The Crucible feels like the film negative of A View From The Bridge: you can see the similarities in approach, the pieces having the same shape, but the results are different.

Let’s talk about the obvious: the current “running time” for The Crucible is 3.5 hours…

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