The National Theatre announced today that Milly Alcock will make her West End debut as Abigail in Lyndsey Turner’s acclaimed production of The Crucible.
Set designed by Es Devlin, this new production of Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse will play at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 June until 2 September. Further casting to be announced.
Rising star Milly Alcock is most known for her role in the acclaimed HBO series, House of the Dragon, a prequel to George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Starring alongside Matt Smith, Paddy Considine and Olivia Cooke, Alcock earned a Critics’ Choice Award nomination (‘Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’, 2023) for her performance as the young Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Alcock has also recently starred alongside Tim Minchin in his Australian comedy Upright for which she won the Casting Guild of Australia’s ‘Rising Star Award’ (2018) and a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Performer’ at Australia’s 10th AACTA Awards (2020).
The Crucible is nominated for ‘Best Revival’ and ‘Best Lighting Design’ by Tim Lutkin at this year’s Olivier Awards.
Milly Alcock said: “To say it’s a dream come true to work on such an iconic play with such a distinguished theatre company is an understatement. I am beyond thrilled.”
A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power. As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial.
Lyndsey Turner and Es Devlin are joined by, costume designer, Catherine Fay; lighting designer, Tim Lutkin; sound designer, Tingying Dong (content design); sound designer, Christopher Shutt (system design); composer and arranger, Caroline Shaw; music director and arranger, Osnat Schmool with casting by Alastair Coomer CDG and Naomi Downham. They are joined by associate director, Blythe Stewart; associate set designer, Ellie Wintour; associate lighting designer, Max Narula; fight director, Bret Yount; intimacy directors, Ita O’Brien and Louise Kempton; dialect coaches, Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder and assistant music director, Alice Grant.
The Crucible in the West End will play Wednesday 7 June – Saturday 2 September 2023.