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“Everybody wants to change the world.
Nobody thinks to change himself.”


One of the most extraordinary novels of all time, Crime and Punishment gets inside the mind of a starving, destitute student who commits a brutal double murder.

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

Chris Hannan’s stage adaptation is an exciting, fresh and accessible new way to explore Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, realised by the award-winning creative team behind The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain.

Presented by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, and Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 


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Crime and Punishment

Tue 1 Oct to Sat 19 Oct at the Playhouse

Evenings: 7:30pm (except Twilight performance: Wed 9 Oct at 5:30pm)
Matinées: 1.30pm on Thu 10 & 17 Oct,2pm on Sat 5, 12  & 19 Oct
Tickets: £12 - £23
Afterwords: Mon 14 Oct
Page to Stage: Thu 10 Oct
Backchat: Wed 9 Oct
Age: 14+ 
Running Time: 2 hrs 40 mins (inc. interval)

Audio Described performance Thu 10 Oct at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance Sat 19 Oct at 2pm


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