“The Crucible”, Arthur Miller’s story of the Salem Witch Trials returns for another run at The Seagull
I recently shot a rehearsal of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller at the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft. this is the latest production by The Quaysiders. Coincidentally, the first ever production I ever saw at the Seagull as a friend of my brother was in the cast. The story is based on the infamous Salem Witch Trials in New England in the late 17th Century. These trials resulted in 20 people being executed for witchcraft. Lowestoft is also linked to these events, as the trials and subsequent executions of Rose Cullender and Amy Denny directly influenced the events leading to the witch trials in the American Colony.
I am back at The Seagull tonight for the final dress rehearsal before opening night. Shooting events as they happen is something I particularly enjoy, it makes you really focus on what you’re doing – no re-do’s here! Lighting subjects is always a challenge in a theatre situation, trying to strike a balance between natural and being able to see the cast. The Seagull’s lighting technician is at the controls tonight, those stage lights are always helpful giving a more atmospheric look to the images!
Come back tomorrow and see how the costumes bring the characters of this production to life. Better yet, why not pop along to The Seagull and witness the hysteria yourself. The production runs from the 26th – 28th April 2018 at the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft.