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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Raskolnikov is surrounded by the harsh injustices of the world; the grime of poverty and prostitution, unscrupulous pawnbrokers chasing debts; 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.As Raskolnikov enters a dangerous cat and mouse game with the magistrate, a psychological thriller unfolds.Chris Hannan’s gripping new stage adaption of the iconic novel will deliver Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece with a raw energy and bold conviction that shines new light on its relevance to today’s world of corruption and crime, realised by the award-winning creative team behind The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain, re-united for this co-production with the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

  • 5 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 6 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 7 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 10 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm + Post Show Talk
  • 11 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 12 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 13 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 14 Sep 2013 @ 2.30pm
  • 14 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 17 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 18 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 19 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 20 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 21 Sep 2013 @ 2.30pm
  • 21 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 24 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 25 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 26 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 27 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • 28 Sep 2013 @ 7.30pm
  • Previews 5-6 Sep
    Audio Described 12 Sep
    Signed 19 Sep
    Captioned 26 Sep
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop


    Recommended for 12+

    Photo by Tim Morozzo


    “the vigorous ensemble tells [the story] with drive and authority”
    The Guardian

    “a brilliantly accomplished staging”
    The Telegraph

    “Adam Best is excellent as the alienated student Raskolnikov”
    The Times

    “a fearlessly rich production”
    The Herald

    “It’s both a classic come to life and an urgent new work”
    The Independent

    The Scotsman

    “under Hill, the taut script becomes an exciting commentary”
    The Stage

    “another milestone in the illustrious history of the Citizens”
    Sunday Herald

    “an accessible insight into one of the most renowned works of all time”
    What’s On Stage

    “fizzes with big ideas”

    “An accomplished and haunting production”
    The Public Reviews

    “Another hit for the Citz.”
    Glasgow Theatre Blog

    “A richly-realised thriller”
    Sunday Mail

    “catches the disturbance and complexity of Dostoyevsky’s novel”
    Reviews Gate


    “It’s a crime thriller and a whodunnit meets Karl Marx and Jesus Christ.”
    Writer Chris Hannan in The Herald on adapting Crime and Punishment for the stage

    “I had my first Raskolnikov dream the other night.”
    Adam Best on playing the murderous lead in Crime and Punishment in the Sunday Herald The Sunday Herald

    “You’ve got no idea what Porfiry’s going to do next…He’s got no rules. His methods are wild”
    George Costigan in The Liverpool Post on playing the detective in Crime and Punishment

    “this is a classic story given contemporary relevance as well as being a new play”
    Artistic Director Dominic Hill in The List

    “Reading the novel, you… go on a huge emotional and spiritual journey with him [Raskolnikov]. That’s the journey Dominic and I want to give theatre audiences.”
    Chris Hannan quoted in The Scotsman

    • Cast & Creative Team
      CASTAdam Best - Raskolnikov Mabel Clements - Nastasya George Costigan - Porfiry / Marmeladov Amiera Darwish - Dunya Chris Donald - Skabichevsky / Lebezayatnikov Cate Hamer - Alyona / Pulkheria / Katerina / Darya Jessica Hardwick - Sonya John Paul Hurley - Ilya Jack Lord - Luzhin Obioma Ugoala - RazumikhinCREATIVE TEAMDominic Hill - Director Chris Hannan - Writer Colin Richmond - Designer Chris Davey - LX Designer Nikola Kodjabashia - Composer/Sound Designer Benedicte Seierup - Movement Director Lucien MacDougall - Movement Director Danielle McIlven - Assistant Director Ruth Hall - Assistant Designer
    Running Time: 2 hr 45 mins (including interval)