Richard Armitage in "The Crucible" Copyright The Old Vic.

Richard Armitage in “The Crucible” Copyright The Old Vic.

 

DigitalTheatre.com is thrilled to announce that The Old Vic’s five-star sell-out production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will be released worldwide on Tuesday 17 March 2015.

 

This classic American drama is brought vividly to life by multiple award-winning director Yaël Farber and stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Spooks and Hannibal) as its conflicted protagonist. Confronting the evils of mindless persecution, Miller’s timeless parable has a strong resonance for contemporary audiences.

Following a globally acclaimed cinema release, The Crucible will be available to rent and download from www.digitaltheatre.com. Audiences will be able to watch online and via an expanding range of platforms including the Digital Theatre Desktop Player, the Digital Theatre YouView channel and apps for Samsung Smart TV and iOS.

 

Speaking about the new release, co-founders of DigitalTheatre.com Robert Delamere and Tom Shaw said: “Working with The Old Vic and the extraordinary creative talent it gathered for The Crucible has been a privilege. After a hugely successful run in cinemas worldwide, we are thrilled to announce the online release so that thousands more can see and witness this great play in this seminal production from a world-renowned theatre.”

Producer John Richardson from The Old Vic said: “Yaël Farber’s mesmerizing five-star production of The Crucible is one of the most successful and most acclaimed in The Old Vic’s history.  We are excited to finally be sharing one of the theatrical events of a decade with audiences across the world, thanks to our friends at DigitalTheatre.com. Arthur Miller’s chilling, powerful and legendary work is truly a play for our times.”

I recently had the chance to see The Old Vic’s production of “The Crucible” on the big screen and it is definitely worth the time to check it out. The production is a fresh take on this classic play and the performances are spot on.  The production has also recently been nominated for the prestigious Olivier Award. I highly recommend checking it out on 17 March.

 

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