The Crucible – Performance Symposium

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 31 May - 02 June 2022
Category Educational Symposium

Sport For Jove

Arthur Miller’s parable of mass hysteria is a portrait of the ordinary evils latent in any society, of mindless, hysterical persecution through ignorance, fear of ‘otherness’ and our capacity to serve ourselves above all others, making it one of the world’s most transcendent and important stories, in any age. Damien Ryan’s intensive and detailed Symposium on The Crucible offers a rich opportunity for students to meet the characters, look beneath the play – its language, characters, form and theatricality.

What does it mean to us now? Come and join the conversation. After all, we can stand back from these puritanical thinkers and feel safe from their ignorant, outdated superstitions and prejudices but Miller’s very successful point is that we just can’t. The belief systems and modes of persecution might change but the ignorance’s and willingness to hurt each other do not.

The play illustrates these things at the personal, familial, judicial and political levels and asks actors to give everything they have to tell it.

Please note:
*1 teacher free per 10 students.

Performance Warnings
This performance contains coarse language, adult content, smoke haze, strobe lighting, loud noises and the use of prop weapons.

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Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: The Crucible Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 10 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Dates and Times:

Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 2pm – EXTRA SHOW
Thursday 2 June 2022 at 2pm


2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute interval

Ticket Prices

Students/Teachers* $30

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School Bookings $4.60

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