Friday, 6 March 2015

Digital Theatre to release The Crucible starring Richard Armitage worldwide on 17th March

It has been announced that Digital Theatre will release the Old Vic’s sell-out production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible worldwide on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

This classic American drama is brought vividly to life by multiple award-winning director Yaël Farber and stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Spooks and Hannibal) as its conflicted protagonist. Confronting the evils of mindless persecution, Miller’s timeless parable has a strong resonance for contemporary audiences.

Following a globally acclaimed cinema release, The Crucible will be available to rent and download from Digital Theatre. Audiences will be able to watch online and via an expanding range of platforms including the Digital Theatre Desktop Player, the Digital Theatre YouView channel and apps for Samsung Smart TV and iOS.

Speaking about the new release, co-founders of Digital Theatre Robert Delamere and Tom Shaw said: "Working with The Old Vic and the extraordinary creative talent it gathered for The Crucible has been a privilege. After a hugely successful run in cinemas worldwide, we are thrilled to announce the online release so that thousands more can see and witness this great play in this seminal production from a world renowned theatre."

Producer John Richardson from The Old Vic said: "Yaël Farber's mesmerising five-star production of The Crucible is one of the most successful and most acclaimed in The Old Vic's history. We are excited to finally be sharing one of the theatrical events of a decade with audiences across the world, thanks to our friends at Arthur Miller's chilling, powerful and legendary work is truly a play for our times."

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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