Fun Day Sunday–The Crucible Scenes Stills at Rex Features are Stunning! June 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #592)

TheCruciblePoster-vertical-Jun2914OldVicFB-sizedAs one of the many who will not be able to travel to London to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portray John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at The Old Vic, all pictures of the production spark my interest and enthusiasm.

So fan pictures of the theatre before or at the end of performances have been fabulous glimpses into the beauty of The Old Vic Theatre (see link below):

And the evocative ambience and tone of The Crucible as directed by acclaimed Director Yale Farber, Designer by Soutra Gilmour, and the rest of the creative team looks to be eerily suggestive of time and place (see link below):

And finally, the Rex Features (Thanks to Richard Armitage France for tweeting the link!) page of The Crucible’s stunning rehearsal scene shots in costume (sans an audience) from June 26th are mesmerizing (Kudos to photographer Alastair Muir):

The raw physicality of the production that has been alluded to by theatre goer accounts is brought to vivid illustration by the image of newcomer Samantha Colley making her professional debut portraying Abigail Williams leaping into the air (below left) like a frenzied gazelle. OMG!

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And then we have image of the gentlemanly (in real life) Richard Armitage portraying the visceral emotions of John Proctor literally and figuratively fighting (above right) with his former lover and current accuser/tormentor Abigail Williams as if his life depended up on it–which, of course, it does.

And from an earlier release of rehearsal photos from the gallery on RANET (right)also TheCrucibleRehearsals-5-RichardArmitage-andSamanthaColleyJun1614RANet-sizedfound on The Old Vic Facebook page–at right in another compelling image of Richard Armitage as John Proctor fighting with Samantha Colley as Abigail Williams is another example of the dramatic nature of this production.

The Old Vic’s production of The Crucible is must see theatre at its very best. It runs through September 13th.

Merciful heavens! I so hope that The Old Vic brings this production of The Crucible with Richard Armitage and the whole cast for a limited run on Broadway in NYC! I will be there in a heart beat to experience this wonderful production in person.


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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8 Responses to Fun Day Sunday–The Crucible Scenes Stills at Rex Features are Stunning! June 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #592)

  1. June 29, 2014–Thanks for liking this post!

    saraobsessed and richardtreehouse


  2. ajdaisy says:

    I went yesterday Grati it was brilliant and Richard took my breath away on all counts, his acting was mind blowing, and he is such a handsome man. The day will stay with me for a very long time.


    • June 29, 2014–That’s wonderful, ajdaisy! I’m so glad that you had a great time at The Crucible play! You are a lucky lady to have experienced Richard Armitage perform in person! Thanks for sharing! Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. June 29, 2014–Dear Friend Miss Kitty shared a link to the Geraint Lewis image collection of The Crucible rehearsal photos–with Richard Armitage, Samantha Colley, and many more of the large cast–118 images!!! Enjoy!


  4. June 29, 2014–Perry of the Armitage Agonistes blog shared the link to Claudia Ludwig’s tumblr with Claudia’s Richard Armitage Stage Door The Crucible pix that she took:

    And thanks to Perry for pointing us to Claudia’s link via her blog post at The Crucible Experience:


  5. June 29, 2014–Obscura at Ancient Armitage has an insightful post about The Crucible being evocative of Greek Tragedy:


  6. July 01, 2014–Servetus shares oodles of media links featuring images of The Crucible actor Richard Armitage and its Director Yael Farber:


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