Australian premiere of UK thriller

Adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Directed by Anthony Skuse

"A fluent, beautiful, profoundly theatrical account of one of the great stories of world literature."  - THE SCOTSMAN

"Chris Hannan's superb stage version of Dostoyevsky's immense novel is an affecting and resonating work of theatre." - SUNDAY HERALD

"It's both a classic come to life and an urgent new work that develops its own style and language." - THE INDEPENDENT

"Brilliantly adapted for the stage." - THE TIMES

Starving, destitute student 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. Convinced that he is acting for the greater good, Raskolnikov commits a brutal murder.

His guilt is unbearable. As Raskolnikov enters a dangerous cat and mouse game with the examining magistrate, 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.

Director Anthony Skuse
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Stage Manager Milly Grindrod
Assistant Director Oleg Pupovac

Cast Jane Angharad, Hannah Barlow, Tim Kemp, Philippe Klaus, Beth McMullen, Madeleine Miller, James Smithers, Shan-Ree Tan, Charles Upton, Natasha Vickery.

Producers Jane Angharad & James Smithers  

Secret House presents 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

8pm Wed-Fri, 2pm & 8pm Sat - 130 minutes including  interval

12 - 22 Dec 2018

$40 full | $34 conc | $30 cheap Wed & previews

 

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