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Shaw Festival 2006 Comments and Reviews-The Crucible
  steve  2006-07-29 13:01   The Crucible, as the Shaw brochure says, is "A searing tale of whispers and shouts. A town rendered immobile and ultimately destroyed by gossip, innuendo, and lies. Written as an allegory of the insidious spread and reach of McCarthyism in the early ’50s, Arthur Miller’s brilliant re-telling of the infamous 1692 Salem “Witch Trials” surely has even more potency and resonance today."

Will you like this play? Professional reviews are available online and in the media once the show is officially open. However, in our experience, many critics often write reviews that do not match at all with the reaction of our guests.

So, for a more candid reaction, we are asking for comments and reviews from the people who visit us! Jane and I go to all the plays and we will post as soon as we have attended. You too can post your overall rating about the play on a scale of 0 to 4 stars, along with any comments you may have.

Visit the The Crucible Shaw page for information and the play schedule.
Powerhouse acting with a powerful message
s  2  & This was truly a superb production in all ways. The list of performers alone told you the acting would be tremendous. And it was...led by a great Proctor by Benedict Campbell and a myriad of other marvellous performances. The set conjures up gallows, torture racks and the clanking of farm equipment...brilliant!

One of our guests said that it was his 4th time seeing the Crucible and that it still moved him more than ever. After the performance, which gets a real standing ovation every time, everyone is left speechless with a lump in their throat. This is a 4 out of 4!

Gripping!
M  2  & Gripping, well acted, terrific in spots.