The Crucible starring Richard Armitage to be screened in cinemas

Richard Armitage in The Crucible at the Old Vic. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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The Old Vic’s production of The Crucible starring Richard Armitage will be screened in cinemas around the UK in December.

Arthur Miller’s play, directed by Yael Farber, has been filmed by Digital Theatre and will be distributed by Cinema Live to more than 350 cinemas across the UK on December 4 and 7.

The screenings mark the first time Digital Theatre, which has previously filmed productions such as Chichester Festival Theatre’s Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, has worked with the Old Vic.

Digital Theatre executive producer Tom Shaw said Digital Theatre continued to “extend the reach of the best of British theatre, building new audiences and giving every viewer a ‘best seat in the house’ experience”.

Cinema Live chief executive Peter Skillman added: “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.”

The Crucible ran earlier this year at the Old Vic, with design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Tim Lutkin, music and sound by Richard Hammarton and movement by Imogen Knight.

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