Review: The Crucible at the Old Vic (2014)

This evening, I had the opportunity to see a cinema broadcast of Yaël Farber’s interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage and performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

I’d never actually seen a stage play on a cinema screen before; in fact, I’ve seen only one other play, and that was live (Asuncion starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, back in 2011). I’m more accustomed to musicals, and those are undeniably flashy – even the depressing ones. So an intense experience that’s as stripped down and concentrated like The Crucible took me a little by surprise, but in a good way.

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