The Crucible: Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh International Festival (detail) View full image

Triumph at Edinburgh International Festival for The Crucible

Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a new narrative ballet created by choreographer Helen Pickett with artistic collaborator James Bonas for Scottish Ballet, opened the Edinburgh International Festival to rave reviews.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'captures the claustrophobia and darkness of a community lost inside itself...and praise to Scottish Ballet for recognising the benefits of bringing together a choreographer (Pickett) with a theatre director (James Bonas).’ The Scotsman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'bewitchingly good...Pickett and her artistic collaborator, the actor and director James Bonas, waste no time, grabbing us from the get go...Scottish Ballet has a hit on its hands.’ The Times

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'The Crucible burns with white-hot intensity and antic energy. It's a riveting gift of a show for Scottish Ballet.’ The Guardian

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'this Crucible has atmosphere, drama and paciness in Spades’ The Telegraph

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'cuts to the very bone....a triumph’. The Herald