FDS - The Crucible poster

The Crucible star

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

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £6. Concessions £4. Tickets were 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 lieā€”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.


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

Cast (in order of appearance):

Betty Parris - Rebecca Lock
Rev. Samuel Parris - Simon Wisbey
Abigail Williams - Sally Norris
Susanna Walcott - Lauren Anderson
Ann Putnam - Karen Whiffen
Thomas Putnam - Gary Bates
Mercy Lewis - Alex Oliver
Mary Warren - Kathryn Whiffen
John Proctor - Adrian Wells
Rebecca Nurse - Jeni Summerfield
Giles Corey - Ken Brown
Rev. John Hale - Dave Headey
Elizabeth Proctor - Debbie Lock
Francis Nurse - Dan Scrivener
Ezekiel Cheever - Allyn Richardson
Judge Hathorne - Alan Taylor
Deputy Governor Danforth - Denis Peach

See programme for further details.

Production No.136 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)