‘Unconventional’ is an oft-used adjective when referring to a contemporary adaptation of a Shakespeare play – and it’s not always a positive label. Robert Hastie’s re-working of the Bard’s best known Romantic Comedy is certainly one to which this word applies though – boasting a musical score by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie-Sells it sets out its stall early on, with a grand piano taking centre-stage and the costumes and scenery a riot of fantastical colour and gaudy imagery. Hastie trims down the longer speeches and dispenses with one or two subsidiary characters, but this actually makes the whole affair more coherent and watchable. The play’s ending is something to behold, but I won’t spoil it for you – get down to The Crucible and see it yourself!