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Crime and Punishment

Large Mixed Cast

Chris Hannan from Fyodor Dostoyevsky Price: $16.95

An exciting, fresh and accessible stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s great novel ...

Starving, destitute student Raskolnikov is surrounded by the harsh injustices of the world - the grime of poverty and prostitution, unscrupulous pawnbrokers, and a sister about to marry someone she doesn’t love to keep her family alive

His guilt is unbearable

Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer any chance of redemption.

Raskolnikov enters a dangerous cat and mouse game with the examining magistrate

And a psychological thriller unfolds that probes how far humanity might go when driven by disillusionment and whether any crime can be justified by a higher purpose

Cast: M6-8,F4-7

Reviews

"Magnificent ... a fluent, beautiful, profoundly theatrical account of one of the great stories of world literature" ~ Scotsman

"Both a classic come to life and an urgent new work which develops its own style and language rather than slavishly imitating the text and it’s all the better for it" ~ Independent

"Powerful ... To find a theatrical structure, adaptor Chris Hannan roams freely through the novel. He turns interior monologue into direct address, thins out subplots and reconfigures the sequence of events to fashion a fluid route through the story" ~ Guardian

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