“Richard Armitage to Lead the Cast”

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PRESS RELEASE
15 April 2014
The Crucible
Arthur Miller
Directed by Yaël Farber
Previews from 24 June 2014
Richard Armitage to lead the cast in The Crucible
Initial casting for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is announced. Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley
and Samantha Colley are to play John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams in Yaёl
Farber’s new production at The Old Vic, with previews from Tuesday 24 June. The cast also
includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White, with further cast to be announced.

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Richard Armitage plays John Proctor. This summer Richard can be seen in New Line Cinema’s
tornado disaster film Into the Storm, directed by Steven Quale and opposite Sarah Wayne
Callies. Later this year he will reprise his starring role of Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the
Dwarves, in Peter Jackson’s last instalment of the highly successful Hobbit trilogy alongside
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett. He is also well known to
cinema audiences for playing villain Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Richard has appeared in many high profile television shows such as North and South, Spooks,
Robin Hood, Strike Back, The Vicar of Dibley and the BBC’s Macbeth opposite James McAvoy
and Keeley Hawes. A respected theatre actor, his previous stage work includes The Duchess of
Malfi and Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Hamlet at the Birmingham Rep

6 thoughts on ““Richard Armitage to Lead the Cast”

  1. Reblogged this on My Sort of Bloke and commented:
    For years, he has wanted to go back to the theater in a full production. I am happy for him. However, I hope whoever buys tickets makes sure he will be present at their chosen performance because – as we know – he has other commitments during the run of the play and will therefore not be there every night. Bring on the Pilgrims and the Witch trials! It won’t be easy to watch him hang…

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