Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Richard Armitage in The Crucible trailer Exclusive: The Hobbit actor takes to the big screen again in screenings of the Old Vic’s five-star play

By Kat Brown8:35AM GMT 29 Oct 2014

The witching hour approaches for much-anticipated cinema screenings of the Old Vic’s staging of The Crucible – starting with the trailer, which you can see first here.

The theatre’s sold-out production received glowing reviews when it played this summer, with The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage taking the lead as Arthur Miller’s fallen hero, John Proctor.

Director Yaël Farber took Miller’s American play, which looks at the McCarthy era witch hunts through the lens of the Salem witch trials, and had the cast play it with Yorkshire accents to five-star acclaim, including from The Telegraph.

In his review of The Crucible, theatre critic Charles Spencer said the production was "electrifying" and had "the intensity of a thriller".

(This is the original trailer, you can see the new one on the Telegraph page.  Read more information here:

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