The Crucible - a political piece as relevant now as when it was first written...

By Jake Chown  
Tuesday 6th June 2017 11:22 am
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This Thursday, Friday and Saturday sees local amateur company Abergavenny Theatre Group return to the Borough Theatre stage with their production of Arthur Miller’s classic "The Crucible".

Originally written as a response to the McCarthyism communist "witch hunt" of the late 1940s and early 1950s, the play is set in late 17th century Salem, Massachusetts amidst the now infamous Salem Witch Trials in which 20 people were convicted of being witches and put to death.

This production sees a much more serious side to Abergavenny Theatre Group, who are more widely known in the area for their comedy productions.

Following on from the success of their last two comedies in the past year, the company was keen to tackle something with a bit more grit.

Committee member Emma Morris said, "In this day and age of trial by media, political instability and guilty until proven otherwise, the story of The Crucible is still as relevant today as it was in the 1950s when Miller wrote it".

Director and company chairman Phil Greenwood continued, "Being a parable of mass hysteria, mindless persecution and false accusations, The Crucible is well known to be performed during times of political uncertainty.

“The cast have really taken this play to their hearts and put their all into it. It’s relevance has touched everyone".

Tickets are currently available from the Borough Theatre Box Office on 01873 850805 or from www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk where you can book online.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 (£7.50 concessions) and the production begins at 7pm.

“Don’t miss your chance to see this modern parable and support your local theatre,” added Phil

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