29th August to 1st September 2018
Identity Theatre will present Arthur Miller's blistering and influential play THE CRUCIBLE
Written in the early 1950s, "The Crucible" takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England.
Miller captures the events in a gripping story that is now considered a modern classic in the theatre. He wrote it during the "Red Scare" and used the witch trials as a metaphor for the 'witch hunts' of communists in America.
With the current political situation of "fake news", confusion of ideals and the global rise of nationalism, there has never been a better time to revisit this incredible piece of theatre.
In Summer 2017, we presented a highly successful run of Dennis Potter's
"Blue Remembered Hills" at the Brighton Open Air Theatre
Praise for Identity's Blue Remembered Hills
at the Brighton Open Air Theatre, 2017:
✭✭✭✭ - Brighton Argus "outstandingly performed by an excellent cast" - feedback form
"This is by any standards a remarkable production that at BOAT has found its time and avatar.
Sheridan and Cook lead a production that takes Blue Remembered Hills back to somewhere
near its source." - Fringe Review
Praise for Southwick Players' Blue Remembered Hills (same creative team & 6/7 cast) at The Barn Theatre, 2016:
"Absolutely Amazing" - Trevor Jones, Brighton and Hove Arts Council
"Outstanding" - Chichester Herald "Sadistic and ferocious ... tremendous pathos" - Brighton Argus