Show Calendar


SUDS (Sussex University Drama Society) production of The Crucible, due to take place at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 March 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts are in conversation with SUDS (Sussex University Drama Society) about possible future dates for the production to take place but whilst the public health situation remains unclear, the future dates are not fixed at present.

All public events scheduled to take place at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts between now and the end of June (including all other events organised by University of Sussex Students’ Union societies) have been cancelled or postponed, with future dates for postponed activities currently indefinite.

The socio-political landscape of the 21st Century sits on unstable ground. As we become faced with ever-increasing social division and political uncertainty, faith in power structures is disintegrating, resulting in an increasingly abandoned and disillusioned population. In this time of political upheaval, how can we hope to remain rational? How do we resist hysteria? How do we defy an atmosphere of fear?

Based on the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Crucible is set against the background of an equally divided and troubled society, bringing to life the mass hysteria that led to over 200 accusations of witchcraft and the deaths of twenty innocent men and women.

Following the success of last year’s production of A Clockwork Orange, SUDS brings Arthur Miller’s 1953 classic once more to the stage, in a revived format that speaks to the political and social turbulence of modern Britain. In these times of confusion, The Crucible questions whether we as individuals are strong enough to maintain our own sense of morality, urges us not to succumb to the mob mentality, and to resist hysteria and superstition.

General Information


If you have access requirements that you would like to discuss with us or would like to book a ticket for a Personal Assistant please contact the box office on 01273 678 822 or email


The concession rate is available for students, University of Sussex staff, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Thursday 26 March, 2020
  • Friday 27 March, 2020
  • Saturday 28 March, 2020
    2:00pm, 7:00pm


  • Evening Performances - Standard
  • Evening Performances - Concessions
  • Matinee Performance - Standard
  • Matinee Performance - Concessions
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Sussex University Drama Society (SUDS) presents The Crucible - POSTPONED
Thursday 26 March  – Saturday 28 March
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