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The Crucible in the West End to be led by House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock

Alcock is making her West End stage debut

Milly Alcock
© Emilia Staugaard, provided by the National Theatre

Lead casting has been set for the West End transfer of The Crucible.

The National Theatre revival of Arthur Miller's play was met with glowing reviews when it first ran on the Olivier stage, being described as "a production that hardly puts a foot wrong."

Considered one of the most notable works of the last century, Miller's piece follows the Salem Witch Trials and a group of townsfolk who fall into paranoid chaos.

Lyndsey Turner directs, while The Crucible has design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Fay and lighting design by Tim Lutkin. Sound design is by Tingying Dong (content design) and Christoper Shutt (system design).

The composer and arranger is Caroline Shaw, and arranger and music director is Osnat Schmool. Fight director is Bret Young with Ita O'Brien and Louise Kempton for intimacy on set. The associate director is Blythe Stewart, and dialect coaches are Danièle Lydon and Hazel Holder.

Casting is by Alastair Coomer and Naomi Downham, while the assistant music director is Alice Grant, associate set designer is Ellie Wintour and associate lighting designer is Max Narula.

House of the Dragon and Upright star Milly Alcock will make her West End debut as Abigail in the piece, having wowed in the Game of Thrones prequel last year.

She said today: "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." The news was first revealed in Deadline earlier on Friday.

It will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 June to 2 September with tickets on sale below. Further casting is to be announced.