News: Sheffield Theatres announce casting for The Crucible at the Crucible

Sheffield Theatres has announced the cast for The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s timeless masterpiece,
based on the events of the infamous Salem witch trials, is directed by Anthony Lau (Miss Saigon, Anna Karenina) and runs in the Crucible from Saturday 2 – Saturday 30 March.

The full cast includes: Geoffrey Aymer as Giles Corey; Ian Drysdale as Deputy Governor Danforth;
Jasmine Elcock as Mercy Lewis; Honor Kneafsey as Betty Parris; Joseph Langdon as Ezekiel Cheever;
Anoushka Lucas as Elizabeth Proctor; Andrew Macbean as Francis Nurse; Simon Manyonda as John
Proctor; Alexandra Mathie as Rebecca Nurse; Giullianna Martinez as Tituba; Laura Pyper as Ann
Putnam and Sarah Good; Sid Sagar as Reverend Hale; Rose Shalloo as Abigail Williams; Mark
as Thomas Putnam; Millicent Wong as Mary Warren; and Sargon Yelda as Reverend Parris.

Returning to Sheffield after previously performing in Sheffield Theatres productions is: Andrew
Macbean, who performed across all three theatres in ROCK / PAPER / SCISSORS in 2022; Simon
Manyonda, who performed at the Crucible in Romeo and Juliet in 2015; Sid Sagar, who performed in
hang in the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse in 2019; and Mark Weinman, who performed in Sheffield
Theatres’ production of Wildfire Road in the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse in 2023. All other
members of the cast make their Sheffield Theatres production debut with The Crucible.

They join creatives Director Anthony Lau; Designer Georgia Lowe; Lighting Designer Jess Bernberg; Composer and Sound Designer Giles Thomas; Musical Director and Arrangements Chris Poon; Casting Director Jacob Sparrow; Movement Director and Choreographer Aline David; Intimacy and Fight Director Haruka Kuroda and Assistant Director Jessica Millward

Fear and hysteria grip a feuding community as a battle between innocence and guilt exposes the
very darkest corners of human nature. When a group of young girls are discovered dancing and
chanting in the forest, they are accused of witchcraft. With the threat of execution hanging over
them, the girls draw the people of the town into a world of secrets, lies and manipulation where the
only goal is self-preservation.

Tickets for The Crucible are on sale now. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at

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