FDS - The Crucible poster

The Crucible star

A drama by Arthur Miller
17th-19th May 2001
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performance starts 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: Adult £6. Concessions £4
Tickets available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

starAwarded The Ron Kench Shield for Drama

The action takes place in the village of Salem, Massachusetts, USA in the year 1692. The crucible is based on real events and real people. A full transcript of the trial records is held in the Essex County Archive.

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

Further information: www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/salem/


Simon Wisbey; Sally Norris; Lauren Anderson; Rebecca Lock; Alex Oliver


Dave Headey ; Simon Wisbey; Alan Taylor; Denis Peach; Ken Brown; Adrian Wells; Kathryn Whiffen

Photographs by kind permission of Joan Lee