Following its acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Lyndsey Turner’s revival of The Crucible is transferring to the Gielgud Theatre for a limited run this summer. This production of Arthur Miller’s classic parable of power and its abuse sees Millie Alcock take on the role of 17-year-old Abigail Williams. Her affair with John Proctor, played by Brian Gleeson, stokes the climate of fear and public accusations that spreads through Salem, beginning the witch trials. The story reflects the era of McCarthyism and the ‘red scare’ that was reaching a boiling point in the 50s when Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible. Now, nearly 70 years later, the cautionary allegory still bears relevance in today’s political climate.