NEW SHOW: A recent adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible will be screened at the Moncrieff Theatre for a limited time. Photo Johan Persson
NEW SHOW: A recent adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible will be screened at the Moncrieff Theatre for a limited time. Photo Johan Persson Contributed

Crucible screenings for The Moncrieff

ARTHUR Miller's classic play The Crucible will be shown at the Moncrieff Theatre in the latest CinemaLive production.

The production has been one of the Old Vic's most successful and won over audiences and critics alike with many five-star reviews.

The Crucible was captured live in stunning high definition from DigitalTheatre.com using multiple cameras, giving the viewers an immersive experience.

Miller's play is set during the witchcraft trials of Salem in 1692, and written as an allegory of the anti-communist scare of the 1950s.

CinemaLive chief executive Peter Skillman said he was delighted to bring the play to local audiences around the world.

"Digital Theatre's superbly crafted productions ensure that the cinema environment is the best place to see and hear this fantastic play, where Richard Armitage's performance will surely go down in history as one of London theatre's best," he said.

The Old Vic producer John Richardson said Arthur Miller's chilling, powerful and legendary work was as relevant today as ever.

"We are excited to finally be sharing one of the theatrical events of a decade with audiences across the country, thanks to our friends at DigitalTheatre.com and CinemaLive," he said.

There will be three showings at Moncrieff Theatre on Friday, March 6 at 11am, Saturday, March 7 at 6.45pm and Sunday, March 8 at 4pm.

Ticket prices start from $15. Phone 4130 4100 to book.