8th – 10th & 16th - 18th Nov 20.00 Book
By Arthur Miller | Directed by Janet Podd – Presented by OVO
In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations, showing how innocent men and women can be destroyed by malicious rumour. Based on the 17th-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, inspired by the paranoia about Communists whipped up by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, this superb play retains its relevance as we confront the present danger of religious fundamentalism, and the mindset of those who believe that they should kill in the name of God.
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